Are you interested in serving on the ALPHA Boardor nominating a colleagueto the Board of Directors? 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. Make your nominations by October 30th for the 2015 Annual Election. (more…)
The Awards Committee of the Alaska Public Health Association requests nominations for awards to be given at the Alaska Health Summit in January 2015. ALPHA awards provide an opportunity to recognize your colleagues and acknowledge their contribution to the Alaska Public Health Association and to public health in Alaska. 2015 award nominations are due November 17, 2014. The Awards Committee will select the honorees from those nominated.
2015 Nominations Forms (Due Nov. 17, 2014) – MS Word | PDF
The forms may also be downloaded online and emailed to
Please write, “Award Nomination” in the subject line.
Learn more about the awards and view prior recipients.
The Alaska Public Health Association (ALPHA) is soliciting Student Posters for its January 2014 Health Summit, to be held in Anchorage Alaska, January 27-29, 2015. These posters will
be featured in a special session dedicated to student posters related to work completed by the student(s) during the 2012-2013 or 2013-2014 academic years. Only students who were enrolled
in an academic program through the fall 2014 session may exhibit their posters and discuss their work at the session. The posters will be judged by a conference committee at the Health
Summit, and awards will be given to the top three posters.
Summary: Following a process improvement model, the Diabetes Educator facilitates the development, implementation, and evaluation of the diabetes education and self-management program at Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center. Incumbent ensures that patients receive the highest quality of guideline-driven care and that patients connect with and maintain continuous access to services.
Qualifications: RN (BSN preferred) and CDE required. Minimum one year experience in diabetes education required. Quality improvement experience focusing on process improvement models preferred. Experience in data retrieval, statistics, forms design preferred. Experience in clinical-based setting preferred.
Hiring Range: $25.83 – $30.99
Summary: Primary assignment to the Executive Director with other duties assigned by other administrative personnel as needed. Keeps official organization records and executes administrative policies determined by or in conjunction with other Senior Staff. Makes travel, car, and hotel reservations for the Executive Director and Senior Staff as appropriate. Coordinates meeting arrangements, records/transcribes minutes for various committees. Acts as the secretary for the Board of Directors. Skilled in handling customer concerns and communicating.
Qualifications: High School graduate or equivalent required. BA/BS preferred. Minimum of five years experience managing office administrative functions, projects, and liaison for executive level management.
Hiring Range: $ 18.90 – $24.57
Health Information Management Manager
Summary of Position:This is a management position responsible for leading and directing Health Information Management services across ANHC’s integrated healthcare delivery system. This includes, but is not limited to, maintenance of the day-to-day operations within and among other departments; systematic quality assurance audits; implement and maintain patient portal—including all related training; physical safety, security and confidentiality of protected health information; evaluation of HIM processes and controls against the organization’s internal and external information needs on an ongoing basis; compliance with relevant State and Federal regulations; ANHC Privacy Officer designation in compliance with HIPAA regulations; develop and implement policies and procedures governing protected health information; hire, train, supervise, and evaluate HIM staff; oversee transcription functions; develop and monitor HIM departmental budget; coordinate the ordering of equipment and supplies for the HIM department within established budgetary parameters.
Qualifications:Bachelor’s in Health Information Management or related field required, master’s degree preferred. Minimum 2 to 5 years experience working in a HIM department including experience with release of protected health information and HIPAA compliance strategies. Two years of supervisory experience required to include hiring, training, evaluating and discipline of staff. Professional certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) preferred.
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Meetings & Events
Events on October 24, 2014
October 24, 2014 - October 25, 2014
Location: Nationwide (http://www.foodday.org/)
Description: Food Day is a nationwide celebration that culminates every year on October 24th to highlight healthy diets and food systems while generating momentum to develop policies for healthier, sustainable, fair and affordable food. In 2013 America celebrated Food Day by hosting over 4,700 events nationwide. Food Day provides a platform for food, health and nutrition advocates to connect, discuss, and seek alternatives to critical food and diet issues. National APHA has maintained a critical presence in the Food Day movement in a variety of ways; APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin serves on the Food Day advisory board, National APHA has served Food Day as a promotional partner from the beginning, and this July 2014 Food Day was represented in the APHA Affiliate Affairs Newsletter.