What have you done?
- Have you made a SMALL CHANGE that made a big difference?
- Have you done something AMAZING for your health?
- Have you made a change that has made you more SAFE?
- How did the change improve your HEALTH and improve the QUALITY of your life?
Safe and Healthy Me
Here in Alaska, there's a place online to find out how to prevent injuries, and prevent and manage chronic health conditions. Those conditions may be related to weight gain, tobacco use or cancer.
That place is Safe and Healthy Me.
There are many resources to help us be as healthy and safe as possible. Many of these tools are right here in Alaska. A campaign called Play Every Day gets Alaska kids moving. Find out more under Obesity. Need help quitting tobacco use? Click on Tobacco to learn about the Alaska Quit Line. Is your family near a lake but you forgot a life jacket for your child? Click on Safety to find out how to borrow one from a Kids Don't Float loaner board.
Learn more by clicking one of the boxes below.
National Nutrition Month
Each week eatright.org will be sharing healthy eating tips, videos and other information you can use to make smart food choices and “enjoy the taste of eating right.”
- Week one they will share nutrition tips for kids.
- Week two you can learn how to eat healthy while in college.
- Week three they will highlight tools to help plan healthy meals for you and your family.
- Week four they will share advice for eating healthy as you age.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Alaska ranks among the top 10 states in colorectal cancer incidence, but has one of the lowest screening rates. If you're 50 years old or older, getting a screening test for colorectal cancer could save your life.
Alaskans are making changes. They are taking steps - small and large - to improve their health.
They are making time for physical activity, choosing to eat healthy foods, and losing weight. They are scheduling important health screenings to catch diseases early, when they are often easier to treat. They are signing up for free classes in their communities to improve their balance and their fitness.
We hope their stories will inspire and empower you in your journey to become safe and healthy.
For more stories go to the Safe and Healthy Me Stories page >>