Healthy Alaskans 2030 Sets Framework for Alaska’s Health Goals; Strengthening communities and empowering individuals
Alaskans is a set of goals to improve the health and wellness of all Alaskans that
was originally created in 2000 and is updated every decade. This collaborative partnership
between the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and the Alaska Department
of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is unique in that it is the only state health
improvement plan in the nation co-sponsored by state and Tribal governments
that share health improvement goals.
one of a kind partnership between the State of Alaska and the Tribal health
system is a true benefit to our people,” said Andy Teuber, ANTHC Chairman &
President. “As we look back and celebrate the progress made over the last
decade on Alaska’s health priorities, we also recognize that there is still
much work to be done to realize our vision of Healthy Alaskans in Healthy
week, at the Alaska Health Summit hosted by the Alaska Public Health
Association, Healthy Alaskans will publicly announce the initiative’s
agreed-upon goals for the next 10 years that will serve as a blueprint by which
to improve the health of Alaskans. These health priorities, known as leading
health indicators (LHIs), will be tracked and assessed annually to ensure heath
equity and advance wellness for all Alaskans.
the health summit, Healthy Alaskans 2030 will also take a look back at how well
Alaska performed on the health priorities set by Healthy Alaskans 2020. Some
goals, such as reducing cancer mortality rates or reducing the percentage of
adults who report binge drinking in the past 30 days, have seen considerable
improvement, while others, such as some obesity rates, have not yet met
are grateful for the health partners who helped create the goals for Healthy
Alaskans 2030. These health priorities will touch every Alaskan in the next
decade and empower people to live healthier, more productive lives,” said Dr.
Anne Zink, Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer. “The success of this plan will
depend on engaging broad groups of Alaskans across diverse communities, from
patients and health care providers, to policy makers and the press, to commit
to a healthier tomorrow.”
work of Healthy Alaskans is team- and community-based, ensuring that Alaska’s statewide
health improvement plan is a continuous collaborative effort with community
input as the foundation. Data and subject matter experts who monitor and report
on progress toward the health goals will work with an advisory team composed of
representatives from varied nonprofit, state, local and Tribal organizations.
advisory team works together to build the plan with a core team made up of
ANTHC and State of Alaska staff led by co-chairs from each organization, who
are the backbone of the effort. The plan’s steering team is made up of the top
executive officers from both ANTHC and DHSS, demonstrating a high level of
commitment to Healthy Alaskans by both organizations.
learn more about Healthy Alaskans 2030 and to view the 30 agreed-upon health
goals, visit www.healthyalaskans.org.
Alaskans 2030 Leading Health Indicators [PDF]
learn more about ANTHC’s programs and health services offered to our
communities, please visit anthc.org.
To learn more about
DHSS, please visit dhss.alaska.gov.