Healthy Alaskans 2020

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healthyalaskans@alaska.gov

State of Alaska -
Division of Public Health
Lisa DH Aquino, MHS
Community Health Improvement Manager
3601 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907)269-3456


Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium - Division of
Community Health Services

Emily Read
Operations Director
3900 Ambassador Drive, Suite 401
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 729-3941


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Evidence-based Strategies:
1. Reduce Cancer Deaths

Alaska Strategies

  1. Increase breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening.

  2. Increase participation in clinical trials.

  3. Increase the use of patient navigators to guide and support cancer patients.

Click here for detailed information about these strategies.


Other Strategies

Cancer Prevention and Control – Client- and Provider-Oriented Interventions

Description: Updated Recommendations for Client- and Provider-Oriented Interventions to Increase Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening.

Specific Programs/Strategies: The Task Force recommends increasing screening for breast cancer through use of group education, one-on-one education, client reminders, reducing client out-of-pocket costs, and provider assessment and feedback; increasing screening for cervical cancer through use of one-on-one education, client reminders, and provider assessment and feedback; and increasing screening for colorectal cancer through use of one-on-one education, client reminders, reducing structural barriers to screening, and provider assessment and feedback.

  • Target Audience: Adults (Breast, cervical, colorectal cancer)
  • Setting: Clinical
  • Recommendation: Recommended
  • Review Agency: Community Guide
  • Related Topics: Tobacco
  • Website: The Community Guide

Cancer Prevention and Control – Client-Oriented Interventions

Description: Client-Oriented Interventions to Increase Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening

Specific Programs/Strategies: Types of strategies recommended for breast, cervical and colorectal screening include: client reminders; small media; and one-on-one education. Other strategies recommended for at least one type of screening include: group education; reducing structural barriers; and reducing client out-of-pocket expenses.

Empowering Physicians to Improve Breast Cancer Screening (EPICS)

Description: Physician-based educational curriculum designed to increase physicians' efforts to encourage women to receive regular mammograms.

Specific Programs/Strategies: Focus on awareness building.

Friend to Friend

Description: Community-based intervention designed to increase mammography utilization among low-income women residing in public housing.

Specific Programs/Strategies: This program is an example of group education interventions (Breast Cancer Screening), which is recommended by the Community Preventive Services Task Force

  • Target Audience: Women, adults over 65, medically underserved, minorities (breast cancer)
  • Setting: Community
  • Recommendation: Research integrity-4.0; Intervention impact-3.35; Dissemination capability-4.0 (Scale: 0.0-5.0)
  • Review Agency: NCI RTIPs
  • Related Topics: Not applicable
  • Website: Friend to Friend

Automated Telephone Calls Improve Completion of Fecal Occult Blood Testing

Description: Designed to increase colorectal cancer screening among adults.

Specific Programs/Strategies: Client reminder interventions are recommended by the Community Preventive Services Task Force.

  • Target Audience: Adults ages 51-80, Alaska Natives and all races (colorectal cancer)
  • Setting: Clinical
  • Recommendation: Research integrity-4.6; Intervention impact-2.0; Dissemination capability-5.0 (Searched RTIPS for breast cancer, filtered by available on RTIPS, and AN- only result. Scale: 0.0-5.0.)
  • Review Agency: NCI RTIPs
  • Related Topics: Not applicable
  • Website: Automated Telephone Calls Improve Completion of Fecal Occult Blood Testing

Woman to Woman

Description: A 16-month intervention conducted at worksites and aimed at improving adherence to screening guidelines for breast and cervical

Specific Programs/Strategies: This program is an example of group education interventions (Breast Cancer Screening), which is recommended by the Community Preventive Services Task Force.

  • Target Audience: Adults (breast and cervical cancer)
  • Setting: Workplace
  • Recommendation: Research integrity-4.1; Intervention impact-2.0; Dissemination capability-4.0 (Scale: 0-5)
  • Review Agency: NCI RTIPs
  • Related Topics: Not applicable
  • Website: Woman to Woman