2019 Health Summit

36th Annual Health Summit
Diverse Stories Inspiring Community Action

January 2224, 2019
Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska

We know many in our communities and around the state are working together to help assure conditions in which all people can be healthy.  We have much to learn from each other! The 2019 Health Summit will welcome and highlight these diverse, positive stories of community action and change as well as share successful strategies, important lessons learned, evidence-based recommendations, and additional opportunities for continued work together. 

ALPHA is taking steps to go green at the Alaska Health Summit. This year we are moving away from a paper program; instead, we encourage Summit participants to view the schedule and session details on their mobile devices or on the displays outside the session rooms. Paper programs will be available at the registration table for anyone who needs one. We thank you for helping us reduce our paper waste.

Health Summit Sessions

See the online Health Summit schedule for a full listing of sessions with descriptions and speakers. The Schedule at a Glance offers a four page printable schedule.

Online Registration Closes January 16

Register online for the 2019 Health Summit through January 16, 2019. Discounts are available on the registration form. The Hotel Captain Cook offers a discount of $125/plus tax when booking a room for the Health Summit until the group is filled.


The 2019 Health Summit is being organized around three thematic areas:

Partnerships to Promote the Public’s
 Health  We are actively seeking to both recognize well-established partnerships and welcome new ones, particularly non-traditional partners from outside the formal public health and health sectors. This is consistent with the national Public Health 3.0 initiative, the growing recognition of the importance of the social determinants of health, and the need for health in all policies. We are particularly interested in sessions that describe new and innovative collaborations to promote public health.

Strength-Based Approaches to Health Promotion  We recognize the unintentional consequence of potentially stigmatizing those in our communities who bear a disproportionate burden of disease, illness and injury, often for complex socio-cultural reasons beyond their control. We are particularly interested in sessions that highlight strength-based approaches to addressing identified problems.

Cultural Attunement and Community Engagement  We recognize that our state is home to a rich multi-cultural tapestry of traditions and includes some of the most culturally diverse zip codes in the country. We know, too, that people often have unique and valuable insight into the nature of the challenges they face and that they should be actively engaged in the development of potential solutions. We are particularly interested in sessions that demonstrate active cultural attunement and engagement of community members. 

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