Who We Are

The Fairbanks Wellness Coalition was created in 2014.  Our purpose is to foster wellness through prevention and advocacy, and our vision is a community where all generations experience wellness in mind, body and spirit. To obtain wellness in mind, body and spirit, we believe it’s important to strive to fulfill all eight dimensions of wellness.  These dimensions are intertwined and include (1) emotional (2) financial (3) social (4) spiritual (5) occupational (6) physical (7) intellectual and (8) environmental. 

We are a non-profit coalition who operates under the umbrella of a 501(c)3 fiscal agent and is comprised of a diverse and caring group of Alaskans who reside within the Fairbanks North Star Borough.  We strive to always have members from the following sectors: Youth or youth-serving; parents; business; media; schools; law enforcement; religious or fraternal organization; civic or volunteer group; healthcare professionals; state, local, or tribal agencies; and military. Our current list of steering committee members represent, or are a part of the following borough organizations, businesses, coalitions, or groups:

  • Alaska Careline
  • Arctic Resource Center for Suicide Prevention
  • Boys & Girls Club of Fairbanks
  • CAP: Community Action Planning
  • The Door - Fairbanks Youth Advocates
  • Fairbanks Homeless Coalition
  • Fairbanks Native Association
  • Fairbanks Prevention Alliance
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Fairbanks Opioid Workgroup
  • Florcraft Carpet One Floor & Home
  • Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living
  • Interior Alaska Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • Prisoner Re-entry Coalition
  • Tanana Chiefs Conference
  • United Way of the Tanana Valley
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Psychology