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Alaska's Cardiovascular Health Coalition

Take Heart Alaska Coalition

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How prevalent is cardiovascular disease in Alaska?

A: Even here on "the frontier," the public health burden of heart disease and stroke is immense, and it is likely to increase in the years ahead. Cardiovascular disease is the number two killer in Alaska, and number one nationwide. For more information about cardiovascular disease in Alaska, refer to the Burden of Cardiovascular Disease in Alaska report.

Q:How can I get involved with the Take Heart Alaska Coalition?

A: Take Heart Alaska is a coalition open to anyone in the state who is involved in cardiovascular health. There are no membership fees or dues, although we ask all members to register their names, organizations, and contact information. For more information about how to become a member, please call us at 907-465-8234.

Q: How can I get more information about Take Heart Alaska?

A: For more information about Take Heart Alaska, please contact:

State of Alaska Division of Public Health
Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
PO Box 110616
Juneau, AK 99811-0616
Telephone: (907) 465-8234 OR 1-888-465-3140
E-mail: russell.stevens@alaska.gov