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​​​Healthy and Equitable Communities A woman in regalia kneels down face-to-face with a child at the Mendenhall Glacier

The Healthy and Equitable Communities unit was established in 2021 in response to the widening barriers to health highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The unit focuses on creating partnerships across Alaska to ensure that the conditions in which Alaskans, live, work, and play support opportunities to lead healthy lives. It also seeks to enhance Healthy Alaskans 2030, which is the state’s health improvement plan.

Activities are guided by a strategic plan, which was created with input from community partners. An advisory committee is collaborating to determine the best and most effective way to execute the Healthy & Equitable Communities Strategic Plan. If you are interested in serving on the Healthy & Equitable Communities Committee, please use this application form.

On this page:

Vision

All Alaskans have equitable access to opportunities to lead healthy lives

Mission

Partner with Alaska communities to improve conditions that support health and well-being, especially for community members who face significant barriers to better health

Goals

Download as description of the Strategies to Achieve Healthy and Equitable CommunitiesDownload the Equitable Communities Infographic (PDF)

Community Partnerships

Community partnership projects are designed and implemented to improve the health and wellness of Alaskans:
Use the interactive map to explore projects in your community.
Community Partnership Projects by Region and Goal

Contact Us

The Healthy and Equitable Communities unit has staff in Anchorage that serve Alaska statewide, plus staff in the following locations: Mat Su Valley, Fairbanks, Bethel, Nome, Kenai, Homer, Kodiak, Juneau, and Ketchikan.

  • Mailing Address:
    Healthy and Equitable Communities
    Division of Public Health Director's Office
    3601 C Street, Suite 744
    Anchorage, AK 99503
  • Email: hecommunities@alaska.gov