The State of Alaska’s Health Promotion program is committed to working with communities and state and regional agencies to help build promising health promotion programs. It seeks to nurture successful strategies with support and expertise by:
- Providing educational and training opportunities on health education and health promotion, which includes co-sponsoring statewide and regional conferences.
- Developing and supporting partnerships and collaboration with other statewide, regional, and local public health agencies in the public and private sectors, to improve the health status of Alaskans throughout the state.
- Advocating for statewide, regional, and local health promotion activities, policies, and resources.
The most effective community health promotion programs are comprehensive and are based on multiple intervention strategies that include education and environmental and policy change. These strategies must be culturally relevant and designed to meet the specifics of the community they are intended to impact. A strong health promotion system includes schools, the workplace, health care sites and communities. These setting serve as channels for reaching the intended audience as well as sites for applying strategies. These settings also generate the possibility of intervening at the policy and environmental level to encourage and support healthy behavior.
Health Promotion is responsible for the following programs and initiatives:
For more information, please contact:
Jayne E. Andreen, Manager
Division of Public Health
Department of Health and Social Services
P.O. Box 110614
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0614