Welcome to the College of Health

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In 2013, the University Of Alaska Board Of Regents named UAA as the health campus for the entire UA system.  The College of Health (COH) is in the forefront of educating students to become doctors, nurses, and other health care and public health professionals and researchers. The college is comprised of 15 academic and research units focused on the state’s top health priorities:

    •    Interpersonal violence
    •    Childhood trauma
    •    Substance abuse
    •    Health care systems policy and delivery
    •    Environmental health
    •    Biomedical science

We strive to collaborate on innovative approaches with all of our partners and stakeholders, to develop interdisciplinary resources, and to engage communities in a culture that promotes health and academic and research excellence.



The COH Strategic Plan for 2014-2018 gives details on our five strategic priorities.

Our Vision

Leading toward a healthier tomorrow.

Our Mission

Advancing the health and well being of people and communities.

COH Strategic Plan, 2014-18 (pdf)