To promote the health and wellbeing of our community


Contact Information: (907) 486-7391 or prevention@kodiakhealthcare.org 

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.

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