Health Summit

34th Annual Health Summit:
“The Changing Landscape of Public Health”

Tues, January 17 to Thurs, January 19, 2017
Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska

2017 Summit Chair

Mary McEwen

2017 Summit Tracks to be posted soon



  • pdf 2016 Health Summit Program
  • 2016 Summit Tracks below:

    Health Policy and Systems: The health of Alaskans at all ages is influenced by the environments in which we live, work and play. Policy, systems and environmental change makes healthier choices a real, feasible option for every community member by looking at the laws, rules and environments that impact our behavior across the life span. Examples of sessions could include information on the passage and implementation of formal and informal laws and rules; system changes within organizations and institutions; and physical or material changes to the economic, social or physical environments.

    Social and Economic Determinants of Health track focuses on the availability of resources and conditions that foster healthy living by determining individuals’ ability to thrive in society at every stage of life. Sessions in this category could include increasing access to healthy, local foods, affordable health care, availability of community-based resources that support healthful living and recreation, and increasing community and interpersonal safety.

    Interdisciplinary and Partnerships track aims to explore collaborative multidisciplinary public health efforts that are currently multidimensional or could be expanded to address multiple domains throughout the course of a lifetime. This includes processes, programs, and projects through traditional and/or non-traditional partners that highlight successful coalitions, building and sustaining collaboration, as well as formal and informal partnerships for more comprehensive and inclusive approaches to improve health outcomes.

    Public Health Research and Evaluation track highlights programs and projects that strive to improve lifelong health through public health science, research, evaluation, and translation to practice. This track includes a mix of sessions describing results from completed projects, preliminary results from ongoing projects, and methodological reports.

    The Health Promotion & Communications track will focus on social norms change through health promotion, health education and communication strategies. Examples could include innovative social marketing efforts, use of technology to promote health, evolving health literacy, systems change that promotes health and well-being across the life span.

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