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State of Alaska Hiring COVID-19 Contact Tracers

The State of Alaska is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases and projections indicate this trend will continue into the coming months. In response to this increase in cases, the UAA Surge Workforce is immediately hiring contact tracers at the Tier 1 and 2 level.

Apply to a Tier 1 Position
Apply to a Tier 2 Position

Recently Tested Positive for Covid-19?

If you or someone you know has recently tested positive for COVID-19 and has not yet spoken to a contact tracer with public health, please call the UAA COVID Response Call Center at 907-531-3329, 10am-6pm, 7 days a week, for education and resources.

Contact Tracer Call Back Numbers 

The UAA Surge Workforce has a dedicated team of contact tracers who are calling those who have tested positive to perform a contact tracing interview. If you receive a call from any of these numbers, it will be one of our contact tracers: 907-318-9791, 907-318-9787, 907-313-6781, 907-318-9790, 907-318-9788, 907-308-7576.

The Alaska Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program began at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) in 2005. AHECs are academic and community-based partnerships engaged in primary care workforce engagement, training and recruiting, and retaining activities to improve the distribution, diversity, supply and quality of health care personnel. The Alaska AHEC program office (at UAA) contracts with six regional Centers to implement educational activities involving health professions and to expose students to primary care delivery in rural and/or underserved settings. In addition, AHECs work closely with state and local workforce investment boards to identify and address health care needs and shortages. 

The Alaska AHEC addresses its mission by working in the following areas:

  • Engaging Alaskans into health careers to evolve the future health workforce
  • Training health professions students in rural communities or with underserved populations via the AHEC Scholars Program
  • Retaining Alaska’s health workforce by increasing access to and providing CE/CME opportunities statewide

The AHEC program is made possible through support provided by the University of Alaska Anchorage / Alaska Center for Rural Health-Alaska's AHEC, and HRSA # U77HP23073.