The Division of Public Health


To promote the health of Alaskans


Healthy and resilient Alaskans today and tomorrow

Guiding Principles

  • Service
  • Health equity
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Dedication

DPH Strategic Plan Goals

  • Address risk factors and conditions that affect multiple aspect of health and well-being
  • Increase availability of reliable, trusted public health data to improve the health of Alaskans
  • Align public health information in ways that are useful, understandable and actionable
  • Use quality improvement and performance management to improve processes and results
  • Strengthen collaborative partnerships to achieve shared health outcomes
  • Enhance the competency level and professional development of our workforce
  • Provide management and leadership to ensure an efficient and effective public health system

The Ten Essential Public Health Services

  • 1. Assess and monitor population health status, factors that influence health, and community needs and assets
  • 2. Investigate, diagnose, and address health problems and hazards affecting the population
  • 3. Communicate effectively to inform and educate people about health, factors that influence it, and how to improve it
  • 4. Strengthen, support, and mobilize communities and partnerships to improve health
  • 5. Create, champion, and implement policies, plans, and laws that impact health
  • 6. Utilize legal and regulatory actions designed to improve and protect the public’s health
  • 7. Assure an effective system that enables equitable access to the individual services and care needed to be healthy
  • 8. Build and support a diverse and skilled public health workforce
  • 9. Improve and innovate public health functions through ongoing evaluation, research, and continuous quality improvement
  • 10. Build and maintain a strong organizational infrastructure for public health