Healthy Alaskans 2020 Leading Health Indicators
- Healthy Alaskans 2010
- Health Data and Statistics
- ANTHC Epidemiology Center
- National Public Health Improvement Initiative
- County Health Calculator
- The Parran Report: 1954 Survey of Health on the Territory of Alaska
25 Leading Health Indicators
Healthy Alaskans 2020, a joint effort between the state of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, has released its 25 Leading Health Indicators — a list of critical health priorities for Alaska. The indicators provide a science-based framework for identifying public health priorities and are designed to guide efforts in Alaska over the next decade to improve health and ensure health equity for all Alaskans.
The selection process was a collaborative effort among a wide spectrum of partners statewide and was both data‑ and community-driven. A team of experts spent 10 months reviewing Alaska-specific quantitative data related to a broad range of health factors, gathered information from subject matter experts, and considered input from two public surveys in establishing the 25 indicators. The surveys were conducted in the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013 to ascertain Alaskans’ top health concerns and received over 3,000 responses from individuals across the state.
The 25 leading health indicators include reducing the rates of cancer, suicide, and interpersonal violence and sexual assault. Alaskans also wanted to see alcohol, tobacco and drug use curtailed, and an increase in disease prevention through vaccines, improved access to in-home water and wastewater services, and lowering Alaska’s obesity rate. Target goals for each of the 25 indicators have been established. The next step will be to initiate efforts, or increase existing efforts, to reach those goals.
- 25 Leading Health Indicators
- Leading Health Indicators Data Book
- Evidence-based Strategies
- Press Release:
State and Native Health Consortium release top 25 Alaska health concerns
Community of Interest Survey Two Results:
January 14 – February 28, 2013
The results from Survey Two are now available! Alaskans were invited to take the survey between January 14 and February 28, 2013. In addition to collecting more information on general health areas of concern for individuals and their communities, Survey Two was designed to identify specific health measures, or indicators, most meaningful to Alaskans and their communities.
Community of Interest Survey One Results:
September 17-October 22, 2012
Alaskans were invited to take Survey One between September 17 and October 22, 2012 and provide information on health priorities in their lives and in their communities. The results were used to formulate Survey Two, and all of the information from these surveys will help inform the process and guide health efforts in our state based on common health goals over the next decade.
Health Status Progress Report
In this Alaska Health Status Progress Report, an overview of the Healthy Alaskans 2010 leading health indicators is provided and, where available, the data are updated to track progress. The most recent data available at the time of writing are provided for each leading health indicator. Generally, the Healthy Alaskans 2010 leading health indicators were selected to closely replicate the national indicators; however, in some cases alternative indicators were selected that were more relevant for Alaska. Over the decade, some of the indicators and measures were modified, due to improvements in questions on surveys or other reporting or analysis changes. These changes have been indicated on the summary sheets in this report.
Introducing Healthy Alaskans 2020
Healthy Alaskans 2020 is a joint effort between the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, to set health goals for Alaska that contribute to the vision of Healthy Alaskans in healthy communities. The collaborative nature of this initiative will allow individuals in communities from all over Alaska to contribute information and ideas in every step of the process. Throughout the process, we will provide health status progress reports, as well as health planning and action tools for individuals, communities, and health professionals. By working together on these important health issues, we can help improve health for all communities in Alaska.
The process is just beginning and there will be many opportunities for participation along the way. Please continue to monitor this site for updates on how to get involved.
Healthy Alaskans in healthy communities.
Provide a framework and foster partnerships to optimize health for all Alaskans and their communities.