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We welcome comments that will assist us to improve services to Alaskans. Planning, implementation, and evaluation of Emergency Programs involves dedicated employees working with a large number of partner agencies, organizations, and individuals at federal, state, and local levels.

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About Emergency Programs

The Section includes a wide range of public health programs that are administered by the following three program units:

  • Public Health Preparedeness
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Unit engages in myriad activities to ensure that qualified and properly equipped emergency medical services personnel are available to respond to the emergency medical needs of Alaska's citizens.
  • Alaska Trauma Data includes all injury deaths and hospital admissions. All injury prevention efforts begin by looking at the numbers ā€” what injuries are occurring, when, where, how, why, and to whom.

Emergency Programs performs a wide range of services. These include:

  • Development of community health programs to help improve access to primary care among rural and underserved populations;
  • Injury surveillance;
  • Emergency medical services and trauma care systems development;
  • Systems to educate and alert public health providers through telecommunications.

For additional information on the Emergency Medical Services, instruction and certification, please visit the EMS Extranet.