BVS is responsible for collecting and reporting public health information
that is needed to help Alaskans live healthier lives.
These data are also used by policy makers, health professionals, community-based
organizations, and researchers to help understand health trends, identify
high risk populations (and geographic areas), set prevention priorities,
and plan targeted health promotion strategies.
Data are distributed as statistical tabulations, Web pages and through
printed reports, including the Alaska Division of Public Health, Bureau
of Vital Statistics, Annual Report. We at the Bureau of Vital Statistics
are proud of the effort put into capturing, analyzing and providing
Maintaining and enhancing the quality of incoming data is essential
to the Bureau's effort to report meaningful health information. The
Bureau's data quality program ensures the continued regular improvement
of the quality of its databases and registries to meet changing and
expanding user requirements and expectations. This facilitates the production
of relevant and credible data for analysis and reports.