Prevention Efforts and Partnerships
The AllianceUnited to prevent alcohol misuse and promote community wellness.
Our Vision for Community Wellness
Our Shared Journey
The story of our shared journey of learning, research, and development unfolds in The Alliance’s Emergent Strategy: Layering a Strong Foundation for Change.
First, this narrative frames the problem of excessive alcohol use in Alaska, and the rationale for why we are working together to do the work that no one organization can do alone.
Second, it forms the theory of change for The Alliance—a novel and delicate approach that seeks to create the conditions for systems change. This is a complex and unpredictable path, so we are using an emergent strategy. This is unlike linear logic models. The learning that has been gleaned so far is organized within the seven core elements of emergent strategy defined by Adrienne Maree Brown.
Workgroups hold decision-making within The Alliance, to flatten hierarchy and ensure that leadership is shared across the network. We currently have six workgroups: Communications, Data & Learning, Evaluation & Learning, Network Design, Strategy, and Transforming Conflict.
To learn more about current workgroups, their aims, and meeting times, please see The Alliance New Member Orientation Packet linked below.
Regional co-chairs are contracted leadership positions within the Alliance, and we currently have twelve co-chairs representing regional locations across Alaska.
What regional co-chairs bring to The Alliance:
- Place-based wisdom- Regional co-chairs also serve as ambassadors for Alliance messaging and strategy, making connections when it is possible and appropriate to do so.
- Relationships- Regional co-chairs will work to include wellness and prevention professionals and community/culture workers working in their region within Alliance processes. If you are getting this onboarding document, chances are you have already read
Changemaking in Alaska:Community-driven Projects We Support
Each year, Recover Alaska works with partners around our state to address and prevent alcohol misuse. Our mini-grantmaking strategy is grounded in our values and aligned with our mission while remaining responsive to the identified needs of the communities. We created the Changemaking in Alaska page so people can see the projects we fund, the amazing work youth and organizations in Alaska are doing, and find inspiration for potential ideas for your own communities. We know that the work of preventing alcohol misuse and related harms needs to be a collaborative effort and we are here to support people as they work toward a strong and vibrant Alaska free from the consequences of excessive alcohol use. Enjoy viewing!