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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 programs cover many areas, from tracking data so we know which chronic diseases are affecting 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 promote 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 typically start at 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of a month. 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​ 2019 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.

Upcoming Webinars - FY2020:

Play Every Day 
September 17, 2019: Play Every Day partners with Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to improve parents’ knowledge of sugary drinks and encourage them to serve healthy drinks to preschool-age children. This public education effort aligns with the goals of Alaska’s five-year State Physical Activity and Nutrition grant, awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Play Every Day will share videos and other educational materials. Register>​
Not Buying It Alaska - Tobacco Prevention Campaign 
November 19, 2019: Tobacco Prevention and Control Program introduc​es its “Not Buying It” campaign to improve teens’ and young adults’ understanding of the health harms of e-cigarettes and motivate them to not vape. After years of declining use of traditional cigarettes among Alaska youth, there’s now a significant increase in e-cigarette use among teens and young adults. Learn what Alaska’s Tobacco Prevention Program is doing to reduce e-cigarette use among young Alaskans. Register>
Prevention - meter measuring the level of prevention 
January 28, 2020: CDPHP and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium partner to share health data about Alaska Native youth and adults. Alaska’s Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion works with ANTHC to track and report health trends. This partnership can help Alaska Native people prevent and manage chronic diseases. Register>
Alaska Map with data charts  
May 19, 2020: The Division of Public Health shares its new Alaska Health Equity Index Map. This new tool incorporates data on households, income and education levels, and other measures to help public health professionals and community program planners target resources toward areas with the highest needs. Based on an emergency preparedness model developed by the CDC, the Alaska Health Equity Index provides an interactive map with data available at the census-tract level. Register>

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Part Webinars - FY2019:

Play Every Day partners with Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to share school success stories about providing healthy drinks, foods and physical activity to children (9/18/18 - watch now). Learn more about how Alaska’s social marketing campaign is sharing stories from Utqiaġvik to Sitka to Petersburg. Play Every Day will share videos, written stories and other public education materials. Download PDF (1.9mb)>​

​Tobacco Prevention and Control Program shares Alaska's Tobacco Quit Line stories t​o promote quitting tobacco (11/20/18 - watch now). Alaska's Tobacco Quit Line is a service that provides a free, confidential program to help Alaskans quit using tobacco through coaching calls, supportive text messages, emails or online tools. Learn more about how Alaska adults have used the Quit Line and other strategies to quit tobacco.​
Download PDF (630kb)>​​
Alaskans partner with Kids Don’t Float to help prevent drowning (01/15/19 - watch now). Since the program began, 34 people have survived in Alaska’s cold water due to wearing a Kids Don’t Float loaner life jacket. Thousands of Alaskans have benefitted from learning cold water survival skills. Explore how you can become involved in this life-saving program. Download PDF (2mb)>​
Alaska Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Survey 
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) (03/19/19). 
Working with the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this survey gathers information about the health related lifestyle choices of Alaska adults. With this knowledge, we can better plan and evaluate health promotion programs to prevent chronic disease and premature death. Download PDF (638kb)>

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Past Webinars - FY2018:

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)>
New messages and materials created for the state’s opioid public education campaign (9/19/17 - watch now). The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) used a social marketing approach to build its campaign to reduce misuse of prescription opioid medications. Learn more about the new videos, print and online materials. Download PDF (1.4mb)>
Play Every Day and Alaska dental providers work together to reduce sugary drink consumption (11/21/17 - watch now). 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. Download PDF (2.1mb)>
Increasing preventive screenings for colorectal cancer (1/23/18 - watch now). 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. Download PDF (851kb)>

Summary of the Section’s “1305,” or “Quad,” grant evaluation (03/20/18 - watch now). Section leaders will summarize the findings from an evaluation of the Section’s “1305,” or “Quad,” grant. This grant focuses on the areas of school health and obesity, hypertension, and diabetes prevention. This evaluation focused on year 4 (July 2016 – June 2017) of a 5-year CDC grant. Download PDF (800kb)>​
Eastern Aleutian Tribes and the Alaska Primary Care Association work together to identify and control high blood pressure (05/15/18 - watch now).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. Download PDF (1.1mb)>​​

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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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