State of Alaska Division of Public Health

  • AK


United States

About Us

The mission of the State of Alaska Division of Public Health is to promote and protect the health of Alaskans.

The Six Core Principles of Public Health

  • Prevent epidemics and the spread of disease
  • Protect against environmental hazards
  • Prevent injuries
  • Promote and encourage healthy behaviors
  • Respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery
  • Assure the quality and accessibility of health services

The Ten Essential Services of Public Health

  • Monitor health status to identify community health problems
  • Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
  • Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
  • Mobilize the community partnerships to identify and solve health problems
  • Develop policies and plans that support individual and community efforts
  • Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
  • Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
  • Assure a competent public health and personal health workforce
  • Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-b ased health services
  • Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems