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Alaska Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Webinar Series

The Section offers a free webinar series about public health projects and partnerships in Alaska.

The Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is at work to improve the health of Alaskans. Our projects cover many areas, from tracking data so we know which chronic diseases are shortening lives to getting out into the community. We work with providers to promote early diagnosis, support physical activity events for kids at Alaska schools, and teach classes to help those with diabetes manage their disease.

We work on preventing and reducing tobacco use and obesity – two of the leading public health threats facing Alaskans today. We focus on the prevention, treatment, and management of diabetes, heart disease and strokes, and cancer. We strive to prevent injuries for all Alaskans.

We started a webinar series in 2015 that shows what we and our partners are doing. The webinars are free and about 20 minutes each, with an additional 10 minutes for questions. They will air live the third Tuesday of every other month at 1 p.m. To register for and watch live webinars, go to the link under each topic (each webinar has a separate registration page). As webinars are completed, the video and presentation will be posted here, and future webinars will be promoted.

Webinars completed prior to July 2017 can be viewed on the archive page by clicking here

To view a YouTube video of a past presentation in full screen mode, click on the Full Screen icon at the bottom right of each below or click "YouTube" on the bottom to open it on its site.

CDPHP New Strategic Plan (7/18/17 - watch now). Learn about the new strategic plan for the Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The Section Chief and Deputy Section Chief will talk about how the plan will guide the Section for the next five years to prevent and address chronic disease and unintentional injuries. Download PDF (1.5mb)>
Opiods and Heroin Campaign image - Know what you are taking.

September 19, 2017: New materials created for the state’s opioid public education campaign. The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) used a social marketing approach to build its new public education campaign to reduce misuse and abuse of prescription opioid medications and heroin. Learn more about the new videos, print and online materials. Register>
Play Every Day Logo

November 21, 2017: Play Every Day and Alaska dental providers work together to reduce sugary drink consumption. The Section’s obesity prevention program is partnering with the Division of Public Health’s oral health program and dental providers across Alaska to reduce sugary drink consumption. Learn more about the public education materials, and a special set of materials designed for dental offices. Register>
I got screened! Alaska colon health dot org - www.alaskacolonhealth.org

January 16, 2018: Increasing preventive screenings for colorectal cancer. Many Alaskans aren’t getting screened for colorectal cancer, even though it is treatable at early stages when there are few, if any, symptoms. Section staff conducted focus groups with Alaska adults and used the results to inform new materials to promote increased screenings for cancer. Register>
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March 20, 2018: Tobacco Prevention and Control Program partners with Behavioral Health Providers. Forty percent of adults accessing services through Alaska’s Tobacco Quit Line reported mental health conditions and/or previous substance use. The Tobacco Prevention and Control Program is investigating how behavioral health providers screen for tobacco, advise their patients to quit and refer to tobacco cessation resources. This presentation will report the findings, including barriers and opportunities to increase evidence based referral processes by providers. Register>
Eastern Aleutian Tribes and Alaska Primary Care Association Partner to control Blood Pressure

May 15, 2018: Eastern Aleutian Tribes and the Alaska Primary Care Association work together to identify and control high blood pressure. The partners are implementing the best hypertension screening and control practices using quality improvement processes in the eight Eastern Aleutian Tribes clinics and training new community health workers. Register>






































Do you have a question about the webinar series, or do you have an idea for a future webinar about work being done by the Section, or its partners? Please send an email to let us know more.

Go to the CDPHP Public Health Webinar Series Archive to see previous webinars.

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