Archive: Public Health & Prevention

Updates on our public health and prevention programs.

Myth vs Fact: Preventing Child Abuse

Everyone should know the facts and what to do when a child asks for help, because child abuse prevention and awareness is everyone’s responsibility.

Two VOA Alaska staff at a table during an outdoor event

2020 Community Impact Report

2020 presented both the need and the opportunity to be fearless. During this time, we sought clarity over certainty, centering on our “why” in a year that tested us.

Teen looking at mobile phone in forest

5 Ways to Reduce Your Screen Time

Reducing screen time and being more present in the moment can be key to maintaining a healthy mind and lifestyle. Here’s how to get started!

Chelsie Williams, Lead Mental Health Clinician at ARCH

Wellness During COVID – Episode 5

Chelsie Williams, Lead Mental Health Clinician at ARCH, offers encouragement for parents who my be seeing changes in their teens behavior and shares how VOA Alaska is helping Alaska’s youth struggling with substance misuse.

Stefanie Goggins, Lead of Integrated Services at VOA Alaska.

Wellness During COVID – Episode 4

Coping WITH Youth – Stefanie Goggins, Lead of Integrated Services at VOA Alaska shares tips on how to help your child cope through these challenging times, how to have meaningful conversations with them, what signs to look for, and how VOA Alaska can help you and your family.

Jordan Kamer, Health Educator at the Anchorage Health Department

Wellness During COVID – Episode 3

Focus on the Facts – Jordan Kamer, Health Educator at the Anchorage Health Department, shares how to stay safe during the ongoing pandemic, suggestions for managing screen time for you and your family, advice for dealing with COVID fatigue, and tips on staying mentally and emotionally well during this era of limited in-person social interaction.

Wellness During COVID – Episode 2

Take Care of Your Body – Holistic health and wellness coach Chris Bryant to learn how he’s coping with COVID, the importance of staying active for our physical and mental health, and tips for getting back in action.