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.
Alcohol Awareness Month
April marks Alcohol Awareness Month. This year, CDC is drawing attention to the risks to women from binge drinking, a dangerous behavior that leads to many health and social problems for women, particularly if they are pregnant or may become pregnant.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
This month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families.
April 7-11 is National Public Health Week
This year's event will focus on the following daily themes:
• Be healthy from the start. From maternal health and school nutrition to emergency preparedness, public health starts at home.
• Don’t panic. Disaster preparedness starts with community-wide commitment and action.
• Get out ahead. Prevention is now a nationwide priority. Let us show you where you fit in.
• Eat well. The system that keeps our nation’s food safe and healthy is complex.
• Be the healthiest nation in one generation. Best practices for community health come from around the globe.
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 >>