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Call for Nominations: ALPHA Board of Directors & President Elect

Are you interested in serving on the ALPHA Board? Do you know a colleague who would make a great Board Member? Service on the Alaska Public Health Association (ALPHA) Board of Directors is an excellent opportunity for public health leaders to contribute to the vision and direction of advancing public health in Alaska. Submit your nomination with the ALPHA Board Nomination Form by October 13th for the 2018 Annual Election. 

This Call for Nominations includes the following positions:  

  • The President-Elect serves three years. In 2018, they will serve on the executive committee and
    assist with the planning of the Alaska Health Summit, followed by serving as President in 2019. In 2020,
    as Past President, they will have the distinguished honor of serving as the Chair for the Alaska Health
    Summit Planning Committee.
  • Board Members serve three years. There are four Board seats open for election. The Board
    Member commitment includes attendance at regular board meetings (in person or via teleconference, an
    average of 7 per year), attendance at the annual planning retreat in February (travel funds are available),
    and the willingness to serve on at least one committee.

For more information about Board position duties, see the ALPHA Bylaws (Articles VII & VIII) on the ALPHA
website at

It is the desire of the Board and ALPHA as an organization to promote diversity on the Board and to best
represent the membership at large geographically, by discipline, and by public health interests.

AK Health Summit: Evening and Pre and Post-Summit Sessions


Once again, the Alaska Public Health Association (ALPHA) is pleased to offer meeting space for pre and post-Summit sessions as part of the 2018 Alaska Health Summit. Space is available to Alaska coalitions and public health organizations for meetings and workshops at no cost. Space is assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Times when space is available are:

  • Monday, January 15, Noon through 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, January 16, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm (Please note this is during the ALPHA reception and annual meeting)
  • Wednesday, January 17, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 18, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday, January 19, 8:00 am through 5:00 pm

For more information, go to the Pre and Post Summit Session page

35th Annual Health Summit

Finding Our Way Forward

35th Alaska Health Summit | January 16-18, 2018
Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska


With a changing landscape and the potential of decreased funding at both the state and national level, it is increasingly important for Public Health to build our science and evidence based programming to support the health and well-being of our citizenry.  The 2018 Health Summit will focus on how we move forward to positively impact the health and well-being of all Alaskans.

The Health Summit is being organized around the following thematic areas:

  • Building Public Health System Capacity
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Protection and Security
  • Public Health Research and Evaluation
  • Emerging Issues

Registration will open in October 2017

ALPHA Logo Gear

Please visit our Cafe Press site for mugs, hats, tees, totes and more, or order a fleece vest at the next Health Summit.


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