Guiding Frameworks

The Alliance is a collaborative effort of multiple and diverse partners across Alaska who recognize the impacts of alcohol misuse on individuals and communities.  We are personally and professionally committed to working together to address this complex problem in our state.

Our primary goal is to connect and engage communities as partners — increasing protective factors, reducing risk factors, and changing social norms — to prevent underage alcohol use and eliminate adult misuse in Alaska.

The Strategic Prevention Framework

The five steps and two guiding principles of SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework offer prevention planners a comprehensive approach to understanding and addressing substance misuse and related behavioral health problems facing their states and communities.

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The Collective Impact Framework

It was established that collective impact work is best suited for wicked problems located in the highly complicated and complex realm of challenges. Wicked problems are those that no one organization can address alone and ones that cannot be solved by increasing human and financial resources. Wicked problems require system leadership as well as coordination among sectors and organizations.
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The Cynefin Framework

To better understand the multiple different “types” of problems, the Cynefin Framework and the video below explains what simple, complicated, chaotic, and complex problems are and the different leadership practices that each of these problem spaces requires. Why can’t we just keep addressing complex system issues using the tools for complicated issues? Because we don’t get the quality and scope of change we desire, and we are ill-equipped to address the unintended negative consequences of our good intentions.
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