To promote the health and wellbeing of our community

Contact Information: (907) 486-7391 or 

KANA’s Outreach and Prevention programs build a foundation for a healthy future by addressing the psychosocial factors that contribute to negative health behaviors. We provide education, outreach, and tools to support healthy lifestyle choices for residents in Kodiak and the surrounding villages. Our department focuses on prevention strategies in four areas: substance use, tobacco, suicide, and interpersonal violence. We empower individuals to make healthy choices, teach life skills and coping strategies, and promote connectedness and family engagement. In addition, our staff offers trainings by request to organizations and the general public. By equipping our community members with effective tools, we lay a foundation for healthy future generations.

KANA’s Emergency Medical Services Program coordinates a variety of emergency skills training and refresher courses throughout the year. Whether you need to renew your certification for your job, or simply want to be more prepared to respond while living and playing in the Alaska wilderness, we have the class for you.

Emergency classes include but are not limited to:

  • Basic Life Saving (BLS) and CPR
  • Stop the Bleed
  • Babysitter First Aid
  • Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) 40-hour initial & 20-hour refresher
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) initial Levels 1, 2, 3 and refresher courses
  • Emergency Wilderness Medicine
  • We also support training for our village response teams (VRTs), healthcare providers, USCG Fire & Rescue, Kodiak Fire Department, Bayside Fire Department, and more.

Explore the Rock (ETR) is back for summer 2023! We are thrilled to announce we will have in-person hikes AND a virtual challenge. Participants can choose one or do both. There are separate forms for each program. There is no deadline for registration, but participants must submit a registration form before hiking. ETR is for Kodiak youth entering grades 3 through 12 in the 2023-2024 school year.

In-Person Hikes are facilitated by KANA staff and adult volunteers. Students may attend as many or as few days as they like throughout the summer. Participants will receive an ETR t-shirt and either hiking poles or a hydration backpack.

This program will meet at the KANA Wellness Center located at 3400 E Rezanof Dr, Kodiak, AK 99615. A charter bus will transport participants to each hike location. Participants in 3rd-6th grade will meet on Tuesdays from 10 am to 4 pm. Participants in 7th-12th grade will meet on Fridays from 10 am-4 pm. Both groups will be hiking the same trails.

Questions? Email

*Hike locations are subject to change due to weather.

To facilitate this challenge, ETR uses the free version of AllTrails. GPX files of all routes can be downloaded from Alltrails (Download GPX files here).

Participants will receive credit for all hikes that are completed, with proof submitted, between June 19 and August 11.

Participants must submit proof through the ETR form. You will need to submit a form for each participant and each hike. The form does not allow for more than one name with each submission. Proof can include AllTrails/ route recordings and/or photos of participants on the trail.

Participants will receive credit for all hikes that are completed, with proof submitted, between June 19 and August 11.

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KANA’s Emergency Medical Services Program coordinates a variety of injury prevention courses throughout the year.  Everything from pain prevention, backcountry preparedness, ATV safety, and more are included.

Injury Prevention classes may include:

  • ATV Safety
  • Back Pain Prevention Clinic
  • Bear Safety
  • Bicycle Safety
  • Harm Reduction Classes (to prevent overdose-related injury and death)
  • Kids Don’t Float
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Question. Persuade. Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training
  • Shoulder Pain Prevention Clinic
  • Wilderness Safety