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Anchorage Adolescent Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition

A multi-sector community coalition invested in preventing youth substance misuse in Anchorage.

The VOA Alaska-led Anchorage Adolescent Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition supports evidence-based and holistic programs, projects, and innovations that increase adolescent and family protective factors and decrease risk factors for substance misuse in Anchorage.

The Coalition also works to advance and advocate for relevant policy; promote efficient, cohesive, and inclusive coordination and collaboration around adolescent substance misuse prevention across sectors to ensure that efforts and interventions are effective community-wide; and celebrate recovery and promote the values and lived experience of the recovery community.

Project HOPE partners with many of our Coalition members to build and distribute overdose kits containing naloxone nasal spray. Naloxone can reverse the immediate effects of an overdose and allow time for emergency medical support to arrive.

Capacity Building

We enhance community-wide prevention capacity and infrastructure in Anchorage.

Information Sharing

We share information about prevention resources with youth, their families, and youth-serving professionals.


We advocate for evidence-based solutions and policies to prevent youth substance misuse.

Coalition Members

Interested in joining the Coalition as a community member or an organization?
Contact Aaron Osterback, Coalition Coordinator – aosterback@voaak.org