About the Symposium

The Alaska Wellness and Prevention Symposium is an enriching opportunity for any individuals working within the prevention and public health workforce in Alaska. The Symposium will focus on all dimensions of wellness and health promotion, including the prevention of substance misuse, violence, and other high-risk behaviors. The Symposium provides interactive, strength-based workshops, learning circles, ceremonies, hands-on learning opportunities and experiences designed to meet a variety of needs, including professional development for prevention professionals.

Connect with colleagues from around the state during this in-person and online experience to unify and lead the wellness movement in Alaska. Attendees will work towards uniting traditional Alaska Native knowledge and practices with treatment and prevention methods to help create healthy communities throughout Alaska. 

Who Should Attend: Prevention professionals, providers, community members, and individuals interested in encouraging the growth of wellness and prevention efforts in Alaska

Speakers and Presenters

Are you interested in presenting at the Symposium or know someone who is? We are still working to identify individuals or groups to present during the Symposium. Please reach out to Jess Limbird, [email protected], to start the conversation.

With Gratitude

The Alaska Wellness and Prevention Symposium wouldn’t be possible without the support of a small but incredible planning team and our funders. Thank you to:
  • Tara Stiller and Eliza Posner, Alaska Resilience Initiative
  • Stephanie Stillwell, Mindbloom Alaska
  • Jennifer Summers and Carrie Rowland, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Will Hurr, Boys and Girls Clubs Alaska
  • Emmanuel Portillo, Anchorage Youth Development Coalition
  • Karen Zeman, Spirit of Youth
  • Michael Powell, Department of Health - Division of Behavioral Health
  • Joie Millett, RurAL CAP
  • Hope Finkelstein, Department of Health - Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention
  • Dr. Travis Hedwig and Dr. Ruby Fried, University of Alaska Anchorage - Division of Population Health Sciences
  • Dr. Jessica Ullrich, Tribal Community Wellness Team
Thank you to our funders.