Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Dr. Rivera presents about data collection and evaluation of Recover Alaska program

L to r: Dr. David Tarcy; Tiffany Hall, Recover Alaska
Executive Director; and Dr. Marny Rivera pose for a
photo at the end of the meeting.  They are holding
Cook Inlet glacial clay tiles by Alaska Native artist
Ed Mighell which were presented to them
by Southcentral Foundation.

Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice Center faculty, is part of the evaluation team that recently presented on "Measuring Progress: Recover Alaska Data Collection and Evaluation."  Dr. Rivera and Dr. David Tarcy, Alaska Research and Evaluation Services, made their presentation on July 14 at the Recover Alaska Steering Committee meeting.

Recover Alaska is a statewide effort supported by the Rasmuson Foundation, The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Mat-Su Health Foundation, State of Alaska-Department of Health and Social Services, Southcentral Foundation, and other stakeholders to "reduce the harm caused by excessive consumption of alcohol in our state."

The focus of the evaluation is two-fold: (1) to provide constructive, ongoing information to inform and facilitate joint efforts to reduce the harm caused by excessive consumption of alcohol in Alaska, and (2) to assess both the process and outcomes of Recover Alaska at the state level. It is anticipated that this will be a multi-year evaluation project.

Earlier this year, Recover Alaska launched the campaign, "Day 001 - Voices of Recovery." This video series has been airing on television.