Healthy Alaskans 2020: 25 Leading Health Priorities

The 25 Leading Health Priorities (also known as 25 Leading Health Indicators) are a list of health goals for Alaska,
providing a science-based framework to guide efforts toward improving health and ensuring health equity for all Alaskans.

The 25 leading health priorities include:

  • Reducing the rates of cancer, suicide, and interpersonal violence and sexual assault;
  • Decreasing alcohol, tobacco, and drug use;
  • Increasing disease prevention through vaccines, improved access to in-home water and wastewater services; and
  • Lowering Alaska’s obesity rate.

Data on IBIS
ha2020 data

See Indicator-Based Information System (IBIS) for complete profiles and other data and information.

Strategies
ha2020 strategies

See Strategies page for most effective strategies to reach the 2020 targets.

Related Documents
related publications

HA2020 Scorecard
HA2020 Indicators Summary
HA2020 Indicators & Targets

 


Note: The order of priorities does not indicate rank. Baseline is 2010 data unless otherwise noted (*).For a printer-friendly version of this table, please see HA2020 Scorecard.
LEGEND: Target Met= Target Met | On Track to Reach Target = On Track to Reach Target | Not on Track to Reach Target = Not on Track to Reach Target

Reduce Alaskan deaths from cancer

Indicator Progress Baseline (2010) HA 2020 Target    
1: Cancer mortality rate per 100,000 population target on track
176.0 per 100,000
162 per 100,000
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Increase the proportion of Alaskans who are tobacco-free

Indicator Progress Baseline (2010) HA 2020 Target    

2: Percentage of adolescents who have not smoked cigarettes or cigars or used chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip on one or more of the past 30 days

target met 74.8%* 80% ha2020 data ha2020 strategies

3: Percentage of adults who currently do not smoke cigarettes

target on track 77.8% 83% ha2020 data ha2020 strategies

Reduce the proportion of Alaskans who are overweight or obese

Indicator Progress Baseline (2010) HA 2020 Target    
4: Percentage of Adults who meet criteria for: - - - - -
Overweight target on track
38.3%
36%
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Obesity target on track
29.2%
27%
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5: Percentage of children and adolescents who meet criteria for: - - - - -
Overweight (Adolescents) target on track
14.4%*

12%
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Obesity (Adolescents) target not on track
11.8%*
10%
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Overweight (Children) target not on track
16.7%+
15%
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Obesity (Children) target not on track
16.6%+
15%
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Increase the proportion of Alaskans who are physically active

Indicator Progress Baseline (2010) HA 2020 Target    
6: Percentage of Alaskans who meet the CDC's Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans: - - - - -
Adults n/a
57.5%**
61%
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Adolescents target on track
20.2%*
23%
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Reduce Alaskan deaths from suicide

Indicator Progress Baseline (2010) HA 2020 Target    
7: Suicide mortality rate per 100,000 population: - - - - -
Among population aged 15 – 24 years target met
46.0 per 100,000
43.2 per 100,000
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Among population aged 25 years and older   target not on track
25.0 per 100,000
23.5 per 100,000
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Reduce the number of Alaskans experiencing poor mental health

Indicator Progress Baseline (2010) HA 2020 Target    
8: Percentage of adolescents who felt so sad or hopeless every day for 2 weeks or more in a row that they stopped doing some usual activities during the past 12 months target not on track
25.2%*
23%
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9: Mean number of days adults aged 18 and older report being mentally unhealthy target not on track
3.2 days
2.9 days
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Increase the proportion of Alaska youth with family and/or social support

Indicator Progress Baseline (2010) HA 2020 Target    
10: Percentage of adolescents with 3 or more adults who they feel comfortable seeking help from target not on track
44.6%*
47%
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Reduce the number of Alaskans experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault

Indicator Progress Baseline (2010) HA 2020 Target    
11: Rate of unique substantiated child maltreatment victims per 1,000 children target met
15.3 per 1,000
14.4 per 1,000
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12: Rate of rape per 100,000 population target not on track
75.0 per 100,000
67.5 per 100,000
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13: Percentage of adolescents who were ever hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend during the past 12 months n/a
9.1%*
8%
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Reduce the number of Alaskans experiencing alcohol and other drug dependence and abuse

Indicator Progress Baseline (2010) HA 2020 Target    
14: Alcohol induced mortality rate per 100,000 population target on track

16.3 per 100,000

15.3 per 100,000
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15: Percentage of persons who report binge drinking in the past 30 days based on the following criteria: - - - - -
Adults: five or more drinks for men; 4 or more drinks for women on one occasion target met
21.8%
20%
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Adolescents: 5 or more alcoholic drinks in a row within a couple of hours, at least once in the past 30 days target met
21.7%*

17%
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Reduce Alaskan deaths from unintentional injury

Indicator Progress Baseline (2010) HA 2020 Target    
16: Unintentional injury mortality rate per 100,000 population target met
58.3 per 100,000
54.8 per 100,000
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Increase the proportion of Alaskans who are protected from vaccine-preventable infectious diseases

Indicator Progress Baseline (2010) HA 2020 Target    
17: Percentage of children aged 19-35 months who do receive the ACIP recommended vaccination series target not on track
65.0%
75%
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Reduce the proportion of Alaskans experiencing infectious disease

Indicator Progress Baseline (2010) HA 2020 Target    
18: Incidence rate of Chlamydia trachomatis per 100,000 population target on track
849.6 per 100,000
705.2 per 100,000
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Increase the proportion of Alaskans with access to in-home water and wastewater services

Indicator Progress Baseline (2010) HA 2020 Target    
19: Percentage of rural community housing units with water and sewer services target not on track
78%
87%
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Increase the proportion of Alaskans protected against dental diseases

Indicator Progress Baseline (2010) HA 2020 Target    
20: Percentage of the Alaskan population served by community water systems with optimally fluoridated water target not on track 54.8% 58% ha2020 data ha2020 strategies

Reduce the proportion of Alaskans without access to high quality and affordable healthcare

Indicator Progress Baseline (2010) HA 2020 Target    
21: Percentage of women delivering live births who have not received prenatal care beginning in first trimester of pregnancy target not on track 21.3% 19% ha2020 data ha2020 strategies
22: Rate of preventable hospitalizations per 1,000 adults based on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality target not on track
7.1 per 1,000
6.7 per 1,000
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23: Percentage of adults reporting that they could not afford to see a doctor in the last 12 months target not on track 14.7% 14% ha2020 data ha2020 strategies

Increase the economic and educational status of Alaskans

Indicator Progress Baseline (2010) HA 2020 Target    
24: Percentage of residents living above the federal poverty level target on track 84.5%++ 90% ha2020 data ha2020 strategies
25: Percentage of 18-24 year olds with high school diploma or equivalency target on track 81.2% 86% ha2020 data ha2020 strategies

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