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Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 
Fresh Start: Free Programs for Better Health

pdfOur Strategic Plan

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2023 Alaska Chronic Disease Brief Report - PDF 510kb”)

Our Core Programs


Need help quitting tobacco? Call Alaska’s Tobacco Quit Line.
1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).

Alaska’s Tobacco Quit Line: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)

Physical Activity and Nutrition:

Learn how we support families and schools to motivate kids to Play Every Day for 60 minutes, and to serve water or milk instead of sugary drinks.

Play Every Day


Find out if you’re at risk for diabetes. Learn how to lower your risk or manage diabetes if you have it.

Heart Disease/Stroke:

Learn how we are working with community health centers to help them improve care for Alaskans with high blood pressure.


Learn how we are working across Alaska to improve screening and treatment for cancer.


Learn about how Alaskans are working together to prevent injuries and violence in our state.

​​Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention (OSMAP)

Learn how we are working to prevent harms related to substance use.

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Alaska Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Health starts where we live, work, learn, and play – long before we need medical care.

A health care provider works with individual Alaskans. The Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion works with communities, health systems, worksites, and schools to reduce and manage the most prevalent, costly, and preventable health problems across Alaska. These include injuries and chronic diseases, like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Our programs aim to improve long-term health and reduce health care costs for all Alaskans. Think of the school-based programs to increase physical activity among thousands of children or the Alaska Tobacco Quit Line (1-800-QUIT-NOW) that’s free and available to all Alaska adults who want to quit tobacco use.

Individuals, communities, and health systems can:

  • Support Alaskans to adopt healthy habits to greatly reduce their risk of developing diseases such as obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke and to drastically reduce health care costs:
    • Not smoking,
    • Maintaining a healthy weight,
    • Getting regular physical activity, and
    • Limiting sugary drink consumption.
  • Improve access to screening, management and treatment for Alaskans who have chronic diseases or risk factors to improve their health and reduce their health care costs.
  • Use services such as Alaska’s Tobacco Quit Line, Alaska’s Poison Control Hotline, and self-management classes to improve your health.
  • Talk with your health care provider about preventive screenings and healthy behaviors.

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Webpage updated April 2024