35th Annual Health Summit

Finding Our Way Forward

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

Health Summit Registration is Open

Register online or fax/email the registration form. Early bird discounts end December 15. Discounts are available on the registration form. 

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


The Awards Committee of the Alaska Public Health Association requests nominations for awards to be given at the Alaska Health Summit on January 16-18, 2018.  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.

To submit your nomination, please complete the attached  2018 ALPHA Awards Nomination Form and Criteria by November 17, 2017

The Awards Committee will select the honorees from those nominated.

Click here for more information about the ALPHA Awards


Plenary Speakers

We are pleased to announce the confirmed plenary sessions for the 2018 Alaska Health Summit.

Accelerating the Pace of Change in Providing Alaska’s Network of Long Term Services and Supports
Elaine Ryan, Vice President of State Advocacy and Strategy Integration, AARP

Adverse Childhood Experiences – What’s New in Alaska
Josh Arvidson, Director, Alaska Child Trauma Center at ACMHS
Jared Parrish, Senior Epidemiologist, Alaska Department of Health & Social Services
Tamar Ben-Yosef, Executive Director, All Alaska Pediatric Partnership

Health Literacy in Plain Language 
Janis Winogradsky, Health Communication Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease 

Housing IS Healthcare: A look at Housing First Interventions in Alaska
Brian Wilson, Executive Director, Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness

Partnering to Promote Health Equity Across the Life Span
Connie Jessen, Senior Program Manager, HIV/STD Prevention Program, ANTHC
Erin Peterson, Senior Epidemiologist, ANTHC
Brenna Simons-Petrusa, Director, Hepatitis & Immunization Program, ANTHC
Rosalyn Singleton, Research Physician, ANTHC
Mary Willard, Director, Oral Health Prevention, ANTHC

Public Health Approach to Addictions 
Jay C. Butler, Chief Medical Officer, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, and Director, Division of Public Health


Pre and Post Summit Offerings

Please take a look at the confirmed pre and post summit sessions. If you’re interested in hosting a session, please click here.

Pre Summit Sessions:
Monday, January 15, 2018 – Connect with Data – Alaska Public Health Data Sources
Hosted by Alaska Division of Public Health, Deborah Hull-Jilly, deborah.hull-jilly@alaska.gov

Post Summit Sessions:
Friday, January 19, 2018 – Communicating the Value of Public Health
Hosted by Alaska Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Tari O’Connor, teresa.oconnor@alaska.gov

Friday, January 19, 2018 – Investigating the Impacts of Inadequate Water Provision in Rural Alaskan Households
Hosted by US Arctic Research Commission/CDC, Dr. Cheryl Rosa, crosa@arctic.gov

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