January 2024

January 23, 2024

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Happy new year!

It was easy to come up with my word of the year… possibility. I like to think that the challenges we face, and I know we will face more again this year, can give birth to possibilities, solutions, and new ideas, when we join forces and look at the hurdles from a new perspective.

This week we are celebrating the one year anniversary of our Pop-Up Clinic program that brings KBFPC clinical services to clients at Megan’s Place (Homer’s Needle Exchange) and at the Kenai Public Health Center. Both of these creative solutions are part of valuable partnerships and are helping more people on the Kenai Peninsula get the healthcare they need. Thanks to each of you, and the support of the Lalor Foundation and RurAL CAP, The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, for helping us pilot this important endeavor. The Pop-Up program’s launch also paralleled the expansion of our community outreach program, post-COVID, and between the two we are happy to take the KBFPC show on the road. You can find one of us at the upcoming community events near you!

The shift we needed to make in our youth programs in 2023 helped us regroup; refocusing our efforts. While the paint dried in the downstairs of the Nielsen Building, we used the opportunity to develop new learning opportunities for teens and their parents/caregivers beginning this week. Growing through adolescence is no small feat. Parenting teens can show adults what we are truly made of. The teen-related events highlighted here are a broad spectrum of opportunities to connect teens and families with the resources teens need to be healthy and we all need to support teen wellbeing. Learn more below and look for more news each month or check out the calendar here.

Hope to see you at a KBFPC event soon!


Claudia Haines, CEO


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KBFPC’s participation in this event is made possible by support from Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc., (RurAL CAP) with funding provided by the Alaska Department of Health’s Healthy & Equitable Communities program, part of the Alaska Division of Public Health.