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Safe and Healthy Me!

There are steps we can all take to be as safe and healthy as possible.

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What's the best thing you've done for your health? 


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To prevent and manage chronic diseases, you need to Know Your Numbers.

DO YOU KNOW YOUR...

BMI? Learn your body mass index using this simple worksheet.

Your child's BMI? Find out using this calculator.

Blood pressure? Find out if your blood pressure puts you at risk for heart disease or stroke.

Cholesterol levels? Find out what your levels mean.

Risk of Diabetes? Find out if you are pre-diabetic using the calculator on this page.

Find out more about recommended screenings.

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In Alaska, there are two risk factors that cause the most chronic diseases:

OBESITY: Move More and Eat Well.

TOBACCO: Be Tobacco Free.


Alaska has some of the highest injury rates in the nation.

SAFETY: Learn ways to Stay Safe.

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Chronic Disease Prevention and
Health Promotion

 

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CDPHP VISION & MISSION:

VISION: HEALTHY AND SAFE ALASKANS

The Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion strives to create the conditions most conducive to achieving health and safety for all Alaskans. We recognize that the social, cultural and physical characteristics of a community influence our everyday choices that in turn affect our health and safety. To promote the behaviors that prevent injuries and reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases will require significant changes in the environments in which we live. By transforming our communities to encourage active and safe lifestyles, making informed health decisions, and healthy eating, our vision of healthy and safe Alaskans can be realized.

MISSION: TO IDENTIFY AND ADVANCE THE CONDITIONS THAT LEAD TO SAFE AND HEALTHY LIVES FOR ALASKANS.

To achieve our mission the Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion:

  • Collects and shares scientific data and promotes evidence-based practices;
  • Builds capacity in communities to promote health and reduce chronic disease and injuries and their effects;
  • Promotes community conditions that result in health equity; and,
  • Works collaboratively and effectively to reduce healthcare expenditures and improve quality of life.