PSAs showcasing healthy activities in rural Alaska

Obesity has become a major health problem for Alaskans; about 1 in 3 children in Alaska is overweight or obese, and 2 out of 3 Alaska adults are overweight or obese. Obesity and related chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, put children’s health at risk.


To help raise awareness about the health risks of childhood obesity, ANTHC’s Alaska Native Epidemiology Center used Wellness Strategies for Health grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to partner with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services’ Play Every Day campaign to bring this important health message to rural Alaska.


The latest activities from this partnership included the production and broadcasting of the following two video public service announcements in addition to posters and social media ads.

The first video shows Nick Hanson of Unalakleet and how he supports healthy activities for youth through running and encouraging everyday exercise:

The second video celebrates Carolyn and Shane Iverson of Bethel, who share how they promote health with their family through coaching youth sports and practice of traditional activities at fish camp:





These PSAs are being shared by Play Every Day and ANTHC through social media and TV and were promoted through late summer and fall.

Please join us in encouraging our young people to be as healthy as possible.

Posters and other materials encouraging physical activity are available for order online by clicking here.

To order printed copies, please email playeveryday@alaska.gov.