Space is available on these dates on a first come first serve basis. Contact for more information.
2013 Fatherhood Summit Workshop
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Captain Cook Hotel 8:00am-5:00pm
The ANA Alaska Region T/TA Center is collaborating with ACF Region 10 to present the 2013 Fatherhood Summit. This one-day event, (being held in conjunction with the Alaska Public Health Association’s Health Summit) will bring community partners together with Tribal and Federal programs to provide resources and tools to promote proactive/positive fathering, with a focus on community-based and traditional wisdom. Existing programs will share their models, lessons learned, and best practices for effective Fatherhood programs.
The Fatherhood Summit will allow existing programs to network and share ideas, and to provide models, resources and tools that will help other interested providers and agencies to implement Fatherhood programs. Participants will learn about effective traditional and culturally appropriate responses to promote positive Native male role models.
Topics will include:
- Why is Fatherhood important for Alaskan Communities? What the Research Shows
- Models for Fatherhood Programs: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
- Challenges for AK Native Fathers
- Models of Successful AK Native Fatherhood
- Creating Support for AK Native Fathers
Walt Monegan, AK Native Justice Center
Judd Bunang, CITC Father’s Journey Program
Shaun Guthrie, CCTHITA Fatherhood is Sacred Program
Intended Audience: AK Health Summit Attendees, Tribal Wellness programs, TANF, Child Support Services, Childcare /Head Start, Child Welfare and other Tribal organizations, providers and agencies that serve Alaska Native families, which are interested in initiating or expanding Fatherhood Initiatives. There is no fee to attend the Fatherhood Summit. Space is limited; Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To Register visit www.anaalaska.org. For registration or questions please contact: Kathy Westcott at 907-376-3688.
Safety-Net Clinic: Issues and Clinician Retention
The Division of Public Health, Section of Health Planning & Systems Development, will present the symposium Serving the Under-served: Alaska’s Health Care Safety Net from 10 AM to 4 PM on Thursday January 17 at the Hotel Captain Cook. This session will feature guest speaker Dr. James Withers, a physician from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who specializes in providing health care to the homeless.
Further information about his efforts is available in this news story from 2011: A Man and his Mission
The symposium will focus on providing health care to Alaska’s under-served populations, both urban and rural. Leaders in local safety-net health care programs will give a uniquely Alaskan perspective on a national problem.
This event is open to everyone with a special emphasis on health profession loan re-payers.
This session does require pre-registration.
For further information contact Eric Peter at .
The Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies will host its Strategic Advisory Group. (Club Room II)
Contact Bruce Dotterrer (). Note this is set for Monday, January 14 at 5:30PM and is by invitation.
The Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies (ICHS) at the University of Alaska Anchorage will convene a Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) during the 2013 Health Summit. Consisting of local research partners and collaborators, the SAGE advises the ICHS on research initiatives and technical matters relating to the promotion of public health in Alaska and throughout the circumpolar region. The ICHS issues an annual report in the early spring that provides state legislators a clear picture of the public health concerns identified by SAGE members.