During this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Anna Frick and Lowrie Ward will present syndromic surveillance data gathered from a partnership between the Alaska Department of Health and the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center. Anna and Lowrie will explore the uniqueness of the ATHS and the various ways that syndromic data are being used to strengthen the state’s syndromic surveillance program while serving Tribal Health Organization partners.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how syndromic surveillance is used in Alaska.
  • Understand how Alaska’s Tribal Health System has partnered with the State of Alaska to grow the value and implementation of syndromic surveillance.
  • Explore the potential applicability of syndromic surveillance to your public health situation.

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health practitioners


Anna Frick, MPH, CIC
Research Analyst II, State of Alaska

Lowrie Ward, MPH, CPH, PMP
Senior Epidemiologist, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Alaska Native Epidemiology Center

Discussion Questions

  • How does Alaska’s Tribal Health system differ from other Tribal Health systems?
  • Why is syndromic surveillance data different from other public health data?
  • What are examples of syndromic surveillance data being used to address public health issues and concerns?


Continuing Education Credits

Up to 1 CPH recertification credit may be earned by viewing this webinar. Visit the National Board of Public Health Examiners to learn more.

Anchorage under data constellations
Air Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Chronic Disease
Violence and Injury Prevention
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Communication Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills