Resources for Alaskans

The Alaskan Community Database Online (CDO) presents a wide variety of information about Alaskan Communities and Places of Interest in one location. The CDO combines published data from a variety of sources. Source details available in the metadata include: sources of each type of information, when the data was collected, and when the data was last updated.

Healthy Alaskans 2020brings 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

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community-driven strategic planning process for improving community health. MAPP is not agency-focused; rather it is an interactive process that can improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and ultimately the performance of local public health systems.

Community Health Assessments

Working with other community groups, PHNs are available to help lead community health assessments. This assures a public health perspective is included in the process. Assessments that meet Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements for private non-profit hospitals are one of the many community assessment types in which PHNs are active leaders. Other community assessments include rapid assessments in response to an issue or a specific health concern driven assessment. All assessments contribute to drive local community planning and change to build better communities for all.


The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaborative effort between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. "We believe America can become a nation where getting healthy, staying healthy, and making sure our children grow up healthy are top priorities. We have a vision of an America where we all strive together to build a national Culture of Health that enables all in our diverse society to lead healthy lives, now and for generations to come." Rankings include a large set of public data about community health and the rating system used to compare counties. Information is available at the Alaskan borough level.

Healthy People Initiative provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to:

  • Encourage collaborations across communities and sectors
  • Empower individuals toward making informed health decisions
  • Measure the impact of prevention activities

CHSI 2015 is an interactive web application that produces health proviles for all 3,143 counties in the United States. Each profile includes key indicators of health outcomes, which describe the population health status of a county and factors that have the potential to influence health outcomes, such as healthcare access and quality, health behaviors, social factors, and the physical environment.

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