Northwestern Arctic Institute

The Northwest Arctic Institute, in Alaska, increases village capacity to promote wellness through primary prevention activities. It provides a critical launch point for selected community members to build supportive relationships, identify leadership skills, and create plans for supporting people in their villages. Considerable information is collected for program assessment and improvement.

Program Type: 

Impact Area: 

Other - Impact Area: 

Community capacity building-leadership development

Program Participation: 

Open to the public. The community can choose to participate.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

September 1, 2012 to March 15, 2014

Partner(s): 

United States

Program Director: 

Lisa Wexler

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Lisa Wexler

Contact Email: 

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

School of Public Health and Health Sciences/Public Health

Assessment Mechanism: 

Yes