Frequently Asked Questions
Healthy Alaskans is Alaska’s state health improvement plan. Healthy Alaskans brings together partners from many sectors across the state to improve health and ensure health equity for all Alaskans through shared understanding, united efforts, and collective accountability.
Healthy Alaskans is led jointly by the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Healthy Alaskans is a framework of priorities known as leading health indicators for Alaska. Each priority has its own target for improvement to reach by the end of the decade. This framework is based on the latest scientific evidence and the input of Alaskans from communities across the state.
At the beginning of every decade, the Healthy Alaskans team creates a new set of leading health and social issues to monitor across the state. These Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) are chosen through a process of evaluation during which teams of data, content, program, and industry experts work with input from community members, and information from the State Health Assessment (SHA) and Community Capacity Review (CCR)/public health assessments.
The Healthy Alaskans 2030 (HA2030) plan has 30 LHIs. Sixteen of the indicators remain the same as HA2020, while 14 are new or modified to include health topics such as nutrition, protective factors, and social determinants of health.
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