Fairbanks Wellness Coalition Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment Published

fwc-weblogo1Fairbanks Wellness Coalition completed its Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment December 7, 2015. The needs assessment process included review and analysis of secondary data sources related to suicide, substance abuse, and mental health issues in Fairbanks North Star Borough, prioritization of these three issues for the development of prevention programming, collection of additional secondary data related to consequences and risk and protective factors for the prioritized issue, and collection of primary data through surveys and key informant interviews to better understand community perceptions of the issue and readiness levels to address the prioritized issue. Read the full report.

Troth Yeddha’ Business Plan

Project Date: 2007
Project Lead: Beth Corven
Client: University of Alaska Fairbanks

The UAF College of Rural and Community Development contacted the Goldstream Group to develop a business plan to seek funding and community support for the Troth Yeddha’ park on the UAF campus. Troth Yeddha’ assists Alaska Native students in bridging the gap between the reality of urban college life at UAF and the rural, traditional homes they’ve left behind. The Troth Yeddha’ park was approved and ground broken in the fall of 2007.

Tanana Chiefs Conference Health Services Business Plan

Project Date: 2007-2008
Project Lead: Beth Corven
Client: Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC)

TCC Health Services operates under a $40 million budget and provides a comprehensive system of primary and behavioral health care for Alaska Natives in the interior of Alaska. The Goldstream Group was hired by the Tanana Chiefs Conference Health Services Division to provide guidance towards achieving several important goals of sustainability: consumer-driven services, financial resilience, coordination of programming, and human capacity. The plan sought to bring together the disparate programs and services under one common vision of implementation. It was approved by the full tribal membership in June 2008.

New Birthing Center Construction

Project Date: 2009
Project Lead: Beth Corven
Client: Alaska Family Health and Birth Center

The Alaska Family Health and Birth Center sought out Goldstream Group to develop a business plan to guide efforts in the construction of a new birth center. The business plan presented a plan for developing sustainable funding, enabling the agency to double the number beds from two to four and allowing them to respond to increasing community demand. It set out a reasonable, achievable action plan to increase the number of families seeking services, thus increasing their ability to reach further into interior communities.

Spruce Bough House Emergency Shelter

Project Date: 2009
Project Lead: Beth Corven
Client: Ecumenical Mission for Shelter

Goldstream Group worked with the Ecumenical Mission for Shelter to create a business plan that outlined the opening and operating of an emergency shelter for chronically homeless public inebriates with the goal of becoming fully staffed and functional within four years. The plan prescribed intensive and increasing levels of fundraising, marketing and community engagement with the board of directors taking an active role in the emergency shelter’s development and implementation.