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Health Summit Registration Now Open

32nd Annual Health Summit:
“Healthy Alaskans: Every Day, Every Community”

Tues, January 27 to Thurs, January 29, 2015
Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska

Register Online

Or print and fax (or mail) the paper registration form: Word | PDF

Early Bird discounts end December 2. Discounts are also available for new and renewing ALPHA members.

Call for Nominations: ALPHA Board & President Elect

Are you interested in serving on the ALPHA Board or nominating a colleague to 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…)

Award Nominations Needed by November 17

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.

Alaska Health Summit Student Poster Solicitation

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.

ALPHA will accept proposals for the posters from September 24 through November 17 through the online survey at

Notification of acceptance will be sent to students by December 12, 2014. See the criteria for poster submission (PDF).


Job Openings: Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center

Diabetes Educator

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

Medical Lab Technician

Summary: Under direct supervision performs laboratory work in the areas of phlebotomy, hematology, chemistry, urinalysis, and immunology. 28 hours per week.

Education and/or Experience: The fully trained laboratory technician has at a minimum a diploma from an accredited high school and preferably an advanced training certificate from an accredited school in clinical laboratory practice, (medical laboratory technology). Documentation of in-house training is required before employees are permitted to perform laboratory procedures without direct supervision. Certified MLT and two years experience preferred.

Hiring Range: $ 20.71 – $24.85

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.

Hiring Range:       DOE

Learn more and apply

ALPHA Logo Gear

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