The coalition is currently focused on two major prevention efforts in the Fairbanks North Star Borough:
- Suicide prevention among 15-24 year olds. As part of our current Wellness Campaign, we worked with Seed Media and local talent to develop our "What Source of Strength Will You Be?" PSA. Please check it out and share it with others who would benefit from our message. One way you can be a source of strength is by
sharing your story of strength with the community of when you were helped by someone or someone helped you when you were struggling with suicide or risk factors that can lead to suicide. Share your story through our online form.
- Preventing the first misuse of prescription opioids (pain relievers, e.g. Vicodin, Oxycontin, Fentanyl) among 12-25 year olds. Thankfully most local teens and young adults have never misused prescription opioids. However, we must protect them from starting down the path of addiction. We've completed our needs assessment and based on the data and input from community stakeholders, we will soon be implementing several strategies.