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New data available on Healthy Alaskans 2020 leading health indicators

September 16, 2016




With four years to go before the target date of 2020, new data from the Healthy Alaskans 2020 initiative shows progress is being made on meeting the ten-year goals for improving the health of all Alaskans.

Of the 25 leading health priorities tracked, Alaska has met, or is on target to meet, 14 of the scorecard goals. The leading health priorities include: reducing the rates of cancer, suicide, and interpersonal violence and sexual assault; decreasing alcohol, tobacco, and drug use; increasing disease prevention through vaccines, improved access to in-home water and wastewater services; and lowering Alaska’s obesity rate, among others. Additional data is available tracking the leading health priorities for Alaska Native people.

Healthy Alaskans 2020 brings together partners from many sectors across the state to improve health and ensure health equity for all Alaskans through shared understanding, united efforts, and collective accountability.

Led jointly by the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and ANTHC, Healthy Alaskans 2020 is a framework of 25 health priorities for Alaska. Each priority has its own target for improvement to reach by 2020. This framework is based on the latest scientific evidence and the input of Alaskans from communities across the state.

Details on all 25 Leading Health Indicators, and the progress made to date on each, are available at http://ha2020.alaska.gov.


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