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Tobacco Control

The Alaska Tobacco Prevention and Control Program provides tools and resources for worksites interested in adopting smoke free policies and employee tobacco cessation programs.  Email tobacco@alaska.gov for more information.

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Lactation/Breastfeeding Support

The Alaska Section of Women’s, Children’s and Family Health provides tools for worksites interested in developing policies to support breastfeeding at work, or creating spaces within the workplace for employees to express milk. Contact Stephanie Holmquist at (907) 269-3405 or Daniella DeLozier at (907) 269-3446 for more information.

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Stress Management and Depression

Many worksites offer Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). An EAP is a voluntary, confidential program that helps employees work through various life challenges that may have a negative impact on job performance, health, and personal well-being.

The Alaska Division of Behavioral Health provides information to worksites on stress management and depression. Visit their website for more information.

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Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

The Alaska Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program provides tools and resources for worksites interested in developing programs and policies to support heart disease and stroke prevention. Email heart@alaska.gov for more information.

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Occupational Health and Safety

The Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Section (AKOSH) focuses on reducing occupational fatalities, injuries and illnesses. The Enforcement Section performs inspections based on complaints and targeted programs and issues monetary citations for serious violations of standards. The Consultation and Training Section provides assistance to employers in a non-threatening environment to identify and eliminate serious workplace hazards. In addition to worksite inspections and training, AKOSH certifies training courses for asbestos abatement workers, explosive handlers and persons who apply hazardous paint.

Employers can request on-site evaluation visits and/or training to fit specific needs of their companies by filling out and submitting the online request sheet (Consultation and Training Services Request Form). These visits and/or trainings are confidential and visits include cost-free evaluations of the worksite. Assistance with eliminating and reducing workplace hazards are the main benefits of these consultation trainings.

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Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

The Alaska Immunization Program collaborates with the Section of Public Health Nursing, Municipality of Anchorage DHHS, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and Regional Health Fairs (e.g., Union Trusts, etc.) to assist with mass influenza vaccination clinics. Email immune@alaska.gov for more information.

The Alaska Immunization Program supplies vaccines for all insured adults through the Alaska Vaccine Assessment Program (AVAP), which is a public-private partnership between the state and insurance companies.

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Cancer Control and Prevention

The Alaska Colorectal Cancer Partnership works on education and advocacy around increasing colorectal cancer screening and awareness among all Alaskans. The partnership created a business toolkit to increase cancer screening to 80% of adults ages 50 and older. For more information, email info@alaskacolonhealth.org.

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The information contained on this webpage is provided only as general information. The Alaska Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion does not support or endorse the content on linked external sites.