The Health Professions Student Organization (HPSO) from UAA and ALPHA got together on April 5 for a little exercise and networking at Goose Lake in Anchorage. Thanks to ALPHA members Travis Hedwig, Lisa Schwarzburg, and Kristin Bogue for organizing!
by Tim Hinterberger, ALPHA past president The 2022 Alaska Health Summit is now history, and those of us involved in planning and running it have had a week to relax and reflect. The Summit theme “The Intersection of Public Health and Public Safety” clearly resonated, being referenced by a number of speakers in their presentations.… Read More
By Tim Hinterberger, ALPHA president You may have see the Nov. 3, 2021, commentary in the Anchorage Daily News with the same title as this blog post. It’s by Pat Dougherty, a former editor of the paper. I’ve had the same concerns for a while, but he beat me to the punch in getting his… Read More
What would a vaccine for the climate crisis look like? Over the past year, many commentary writers have pointed out similarities between the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis. They’ve reminded us that, in both cases, we were warned by experts. Many government leaders denied the existence of both problems, and some of the general… Read More
ALPHA members who attended the membership meeting at the 2021 Health Summit last month participated in one of our primary forms of member engagement, the annual vote to adopt resolutions. This year we adopted seven resolutions on a wide range of topics, all drafted and submitted by members. (You can always find ALPHA’s resolutions, past… Read More
The weeks, and then the days, leading up to the annual Alaska Health Summit were such a frenzy of activity for the ALPHA board and our conference coordinator that these days since the Summit feel almost empty in comparison. Summit preparations were of course made extra complicated by taking it online for the first time.… Read More
Date: May 29 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: APHA Media Relations, 202-777-3913 Statement from American Public Health Association Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD “I can’t breathe.” With those last words, George Floyd, an unarmed, handcuffed black man, died this week after being pinned down by a white Minneapolis police officer, an atrocious action that has sparked outrage… Read More
“Public health” is a phrase you hear everywhere right now. The COVID-19 pandemic has focused attention on the federal, state and local public health agencies we depend on to guide us through an infectious disease crisis. Most of the time, though, it’s easy to ignore all the behind-the-scenes work done by public health workers and… Read More