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Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska (YAHA)


Join YAHA!

Recruitment for the 2017-2018 YAHA Session is open! Complete applications will be due March 15, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Download a fillable PDF of the application:

YAHA's youth advisory projects and community actions plans

Our mission

The mission of the Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska is to advise the Adolescent Health program and other Division of Public Health programs and to create interventions designed at improving the lives of adolescents in Alaska.

Who are we?

We are a group of diverse, energetic teens ages 14-18 from across Alaska. We are interested in health and are enthusiastic about shaping how our state responds to youth issues that we all experience.

What do we do?

We provide feedback insight and advice to youth serving agencies. We review materials created for teens by youth serving organizations.

We create interventions designed to improve the lives of adolescents in Alaska.


  • Reviewed and provided feedback on the Be [You] Campaign and the  and the Wrap It Up Campaigns
  • Reviewed and provided feedback on a Public Health presentation on Food Sustainability
  • Provided public comment on the Provided public comment on the Safe Children Act
  • Presented on Youth Voice at the Lead On! Summit for Peace and Equality November 14th
  • Reviewed Stand Up Speak Up mini-grant applications




  • Participated on the Healthy Alaskans 2020’s Advisory Committee
  • Advised the UAA, Department of Health Science’s Safe Waste Disposal teaching module
  • Advised the Birch Center’s Youth Engagement and Awareness Presentation about Relationship Violence
  • Advised a Doctorate student about her efforts to create a “teen workbook” for learning human agency
  • Community Action Plans: Self-Harm Awareness (Chanmi Joo & Amanda Lee), Elementary School Bullying Prevention Presentations (Christian Escalante), Local Vegetable Taste Test at Polaris (Sam Erickson)
  • Stand Up Speak Up mini-grant applications review


  • Suggestions on youth engagement in the Farm to School Program
  • Feedback on the community conversations element of Anchorage United for Youth
  • Reviewed Stand up Speak up grant applications
  • Embarked on our first community action project: Art of Passage



  • Played a role in the creation of Stand Up Speak Up
  • Advised the statewide tobacco program and underage drinking initiative
  • Created and judged a “Make Art, Not Babies“ art contest
  • Reviewed grant applications

Get in touch with us

You can contact us through Jennifer Baker, Adolescent Health Project Coordinator in the Section of Women’s, Children’s, and Family Health.

State programs should contact Jennifer to book YAHA to review your materials and youth oriented programs.