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October 16, 2017

SITKA, Alaska (Oct. 15, 2017) — Starting a series of trauma-informed community conversations and reducing Sitka’s carbon emissions were the theme as Sitka residents gathered to choose two community wellness projects to pursue in 2017-18 at the 11th annual Sitka Health Summit Oct. 11-13, at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus.

This year, the summit featured Justin Rivas, MPH, MIPA, of the University of Wisconsin Popu...

October 4, 2017

The 11th annual Sitka Health Summit will be October 11-13 at various locations around Sitka.

Justin Rivas, MPH, MIPA, from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute will be leading two workshops and then providing facilitation for the planning days. All the events are free and open to the public.

The summit opens with the boundary spanning leadership workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon, on Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Room...

September 18, 2017

The 2017 Sitka Health Summit "Planning Day" is incorporating multiple opportunities for community members to come together and learn more about health and health equity. This years process will start on October 11 with a presentation on "Health Equity and Race" presented by our Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Coach, Justin Rivas. This program is open to the public and will be held at the Sitka Public Library from 6:30...

February 3, 2017

The Sitka Health Summit (SHS) Coalition has been selected to move onto the next stage of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. Out of 210 communities to originally apply, Sitka is one of 37 to advanced to the second round.

As a part of the second phase, it is required to submit a 4-minute video sharing how the community supports health and well-being of it's citizens.

Excellent job, Sitkans! 

October 24, 2016

Healthy nutritious local food was the theme as about 75 Sitka residents gathered to choose two community wellness projects to pursue in 2016-17 at the 10th annual Sitka Health Summit planning day Friday, Oct. 21, at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus.

The citizen planners chose one specific topic project (which can be finished in one year) and one broad topic (which may become a multi-year project). Identifying, de...

October 7, 2016

What inspiring wellness initiatives deserve Sitka’s attention in the next 365 days?

Sitkans are invited to the 10th Annual Sitka Health Summit Planning on Friday, Oct.21, from 8:30 am to 4 pm at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus, Room 229. 

The purpose of the planning day is to fairly select two inspiring health goals. The new goals will get $2,000 in start-up up funds plus support from the Health Summit...

September 27, 2016

What inspiring wellness initiatives deserve Sitka’s attention in the next 365 days?

Sitkans are invited to a special brown bag lunch gathering from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Harrigan Centennial Hall to prepare for the upcoming 10th Annual Health Summit Planning Day, which will be held on Oct. 21 at UAS Sitka Campus.

At this Sept. 28 pre-session, we'll talk about energizing, surprising, and maybe even...

September 10, 2016

You are cordially invited to the 10th annual Sitka Health Summit, which takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, in Room 229 at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus. We're hoping this is our biggest summit yet.

The purpose for the day is to fairly select two inspiring community health initiatives to focus on in the next year. The new goals get $2,000 in start-up funds and the credibility that comes fr...

August 26, 2016

Sitka Health Summit coalition members gathered on Castle Hill with some of the financial supporters of this year’s 10th annual planning day.

The money raised will go towards supporting two new health initiatives that will be selected at the open forum scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus.


“When we started a decade ago the goals where unfunded," Sitka Health Sum...

June 22, 2016

To celebrate a decade of citizen-driven community health improvement, we're inviting YOU to submit your inspiring Health Improvement Idea online between now and October 21st, 2016 right here

We are granting cash prizes to TWO inspiring health initiatives that deserve Sitka's attention for the next 365 days. Of the two initiatives selected, one will be "short-term" and one will be "long-term," but both will be able to...

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