Anchorage, Alaska
At a Glance
  • Population: 737,438
  • Local Health Departments: 1
  • Frequent Public Health Emergencies: Opioid Response, Mental Health Resource Requests, Natural Events
  • Key Emergency Operations Center Activations: 2020: COVID-19; 2018: Earthquake; 2018: Psychiatric Care Capacity
  • CDC PHEP Funding:
    FY 2020: $5,169,900
    FY 2019: $5,447,600
    FY 2018: $5,025,646
PHEP-Funded Staff
  • Epidemiologists: 2
  • Laboratorian: 5
  • Health Professionals: 4
  • CDC Preparedness Field Staff: 1
  • Other*: 6

*Includes IT specialists, administrative staff, statisticians, and other positions

Top 5 Preparedness Investments
  1. Public Health Laboratory Testing
  2. Medical Countermeasure Dispensing and Distribution
  3. Community Preparedness
  4. Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiologic Investigation
  5. Medical Surge
Stories from the Field
Alaska Tribes
Collaborating with Alaskan Tribes to Improve Preparedness

Most Alaskan villages are not accessible by road, meaning village leaders need to be prepared to handle emergencies until help arrives. The PHEP-funded Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium trains community leaders and equips regional hospitals to be better prepared for emergencies.

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Page last reviewed: February 24, 2021, 01:13 pm