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:
20.
Community water fluoridation

Alaska Strategies

  1. Maintain water fluoridation in communities with existing fluoridated community water systems.

  2. Provide information and resources that will help communities understand the value of water fluoridation in Alaska.

  3. Start community water fluoridation in communities that are not currently fluoridating their community water systems.

Click here for detailed information about these strategies.


Other Strategies

Misinformation and Its Correction: Continued Influence and Successful Debiasing

Description: Not available.

Specific Programs/Strategies: Counteract misinformation where opposition to water fluoridation is an issue. Recommendations pertain to ways in which corrections to misinformation should be designed, structured, and applied to maximize impact. Grounded in cognitive psychological theory, recommendations may help practitioners design effective misinformation retractions, educational tools, and public-information.

Fluoride Legislative User Information Database (FLUID)

Description: Fluoride Legislative User Information Database or FLUID is a comprehensive database containing historical information on legal cases decided by U.S. courts and current information on federal and state policies regarding community water fluoridation. Local policies that affect significant U.S. population bases are being added over time.

Specific Programs/Strategies: The FLUID project was initiated and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The database was completed by and is maintained through a collaboration between the Children’s Dental Health Project and the Health Law and Policy Program on Law and Government at the American University’s Washington College of Law. Project staff research pertinent case law via Westlaw and other online legal search engines, and state and local policies are cataloged via various individual state policy databases and Municode.

  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Setting: Community
  • Recommendation: Database of law
  • Review Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Children’s Dental Health Project and the Health Law and Policy Program on Law and Government at the American University’s Washington College of Law.
  • Related Topics: Not applicable
  • Website: Fluoride Legislative User Information Database