Northern Alaska Wellness Initiative

The collaborative engages tribal, educational, juvenile justice, clergy, behavioral health and youth program representatives from two regions and representing over twenty-six tribes to assess the developing and evaluating behavioral health services and programming. This group formed the Northern Alaska Wellness Initiative (NAWI), which meets annually to collaboratively assess and implement programming within and among the Northwest and Bering Straits Regions in Alaska so that they reflect community, tribal, and participant input.

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Neither applies

Program Start (and End Dates): 

February 15, 2010 to March 15, 2014


Evon Peter
Maniilaq Association
POB 256
Kotzebue, AK 99752
United States

Program Director: 

Lisa Wexler

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Evon Peter

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UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

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