AK Health Summit 2021

We are excited to announce the 2021 Health Summit will take place online. 

“Public Health During Changing Times”

January 26-28, 2021 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

The Alaska Health Summit this year continues its tradition as one of the largest gatherings of health professionals in the state. We have a full schedule of outstanding speakers who will engage us in thinking about the most critical issues affecting public health in Alaska today. With three keynotes and dozens of workshop sessions, you will have a broad choice of networking opportunities, and you’ll come away inspired for your own work and partnerships.

The Summit provides educational opportunities for health care providers, public health practitioners, policy makers, educators, and community members on topics of current interest that affect the health of all Alaskans. This year’s conference theme, “Public Health During Changing Times,” recognizes that we have a rich, multi-cultural tapestry of traditions and people with unique and valuable insights into the challenges they face, who should all be actively engaged in creating solutions.

The annual Health Summit is the flagship event of the Alaska Public Health Association, but it’s not all we do! The Board of Directors invites you to join us for the annual membership meeting on Jan. 28, 2021, to find out more about our work and how you can be more involved.”

If you have any questions, please call 907-450-2459.


The planning team for the 2021 Health Summit is pursuing continuing education for Physicians (CME), Nurses (CNE), Pharmacists (ACPE), Registered Dieticians (CDR) and Certified Public Health (CPH) Certificates.


The 2021 Alaska Health Summit is pending approval as a single event provider of Certified Public Health (CPH) continuing education credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. When approved, the Summit is in the CPH Recertification Portal events listing. Please refer to the recertification guidelines published by the National Board of Public Health Examiners for instructions on reporting earned credits. The Alaska Health Summit does not require additional paperwork for CPH credits; attendees are to maintain their records and adhere to the CPH Code of Ethics. Pre- and post-sessions are may be eligible for CPH credits. For information on types of credits and how many hours to report, please consult NPBHE’s CPH Recertification Activities – Credit Guide.


You may claim credit for presentations given under CPE Activity Type 170 – Lectures/Seminars or CPE Activity Type 171 – Webinar or Teleseminar, provided that these activities were presented live.  For any activity which meets the criteria above, an RD/DTR can earn CPE credit for that program, even if that program does not have prior-approval from CDR.  Simply log the program in your Step 4: Activity Log under Activity Type 170 – Lecture/Seminar or Activity Type 171 – Webinar/ Teleseminar, and claim 1 CPEU for every 1 contact hour spent during the activity.  Please also retain for your documentation either a certificate of completion or an agenda/timing outline which accurately reflects the number of contact hours spent completing this activity. When counting contact hours, please be certain not to include time taken for breaks, meals, or exams.  Only time spent in lecture/workshop may be counted.


Presentation to View Presentations from the 2020 Alaska Health Summit

We Appreciate Our Sponsors from Alaska Health Summit 2020 

Denali + Foraker Level
Alaska’s Council on Domestic Violence Assault

State of Alaska, Physical Activity and Nutrition Unit

Fairweather + Marathon Level

Alaska Children’s Trust

Alaska Cancer Partnership

Alaska Heart Vascular Institute

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority

Alaska State Hospital Nursing Home Association

Clinical Scholars

Information Insights

Mat-Su Health Foundation

Providence Health Services

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium


Thank You for Exhibiting at the 2020 Summit:

AK Heart Vascular Institute
Alaska Cancer Partnership
Alaska Native Epidemiology Center
Alaska Pacific University
Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA)
American Fluoridation Society
American Society for Circumpolar Health
Center for Safe Alaskans
Collective Change Consulting
Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA)
Division of Population Health Sciences
Food and Drug Administration
Health System Collaboration/Diabetes Prevention, Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention
healtheConnect Alaska
Healthy Alaskans
Institute for Healthcare Advancement
Ladies First
Mat-Su Health Foundation
Provo Canyon School
RWJF Clinical Scholars
State of Alaska, Physical Activity and Nutrition Unit
UAA Institute of Circumpolar Health Studies
UAF Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service
US Army and Army Reserve