Posts Categorized: News

NPHW event: ‘No Matter the Weather’ Walk

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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!

Alaska police leaders respond to question on “demilitarizing” at the Summit

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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

2022 Alaska Health Summit

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Thank you for another successful Alaska Health Summit The Intersection of Public Health and Public Safety January 18-20, 2022  

Alaska’s medical board needs to act on misinformation

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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

Speak for Health Campaign

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APHA’s Speak for Health campaign is coming up soon. It’s an opportunity for Affiliate and APHA members to advocate for public health and connect with federal legislators when they are home during August recess. We could potentially plan ALPHA activities, in addition to these ones recommended by APHA: Speak for Health Ideas: Attend 2021 Speak for Health… Read More

ALPHA Board Blog 28 Mar 2021

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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 Board Blog 13 Feb 2021

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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

ALPHA Board Blog, 3 Feb 2021

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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