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Play Every Day campaign releases new videos showcasing healthy activities in rural Alaska through partnership with ANTHC

August 12, 2016

Obesity has become a major health problem for Alaskans; about 1 in 3 children in Alaska is overweight or obese, and 2 out of 3 Alaska adults are overweight or obese. Obesity and related chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, put children’s health at risk. To help raise awareness about the health risks of childhood obesity, ANTHC’s Alaska Native Epidemiology Center used funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to partner with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Play Every Day campaign to bring this important health message to rural Alaska.

The latest activities from this partnership include two video public service announcements, posters and ads that show the healthy activities happening in our rural communities.

The first video shows Nick Hanson of Unalakleet and how he supports healthy activities for youth through running and encouraging everyday exercise. The second video celebrates Carolyn and Shane Iverson of Bethel, who share how they promote health with their family through coaching youth sports and practice of traditional activities at fish camp.

These PSAs are being shared by Play Every Day and ANTHC through social media and TV and will be promoted throughout the fall.

Please join us in encouraging our young people to be as healthy as possible. You can see both PSAs online at Posters and other materials encouraging physical activity are available for order online by clicking here. To order printed copies, please email

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