In July 2002 a group of deans and directors from the University of Alaska system sat down to a day-long meeting in Fairbanks. Called together by the Associate Vice President for Health Programs, this group represented the major university units in the system, all of which offered some level of programming in allied health. These educational leaders saw a need to establish a collaborative network bridging the administrative gaps between the three units – the University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and University of Alaska Southeast – in order to provide a more considered, coordinated array of offerings for the residents of the state.  


To serve as a cross-campus University of Alaska task force to identify issues concerning allied health programs in the system statewide, and to work collaboratively to resolve problems and make future plans. This task force meets quarterly.  Participants include deans, directors, and faculty from all three University of Alaska campuses.

Alliance members believe there is a need for the University to respond to industry regarding plans for allied health professional education as one organization, and also that there should be a coordinated approach to industry to solicit feedback to help prioritize programs for development. The Alliance will serve that purpose.


AHA Milestones

AHA formed/program inventory begun – 2002

Allied Health Forums – April 2003, May 2006

Denali Commission Allied Rural Health Training Project -  first funded 2004

Allied Health Careers website – 2004

Health student data compilation – 2004

Comprehensive health vacancy study – 2004

Health Programs booklet – 2007

Health Academic Plan – 2007

Simulation Task Force – 2008

“Hot Jobs” publication – 2008

Health budget packages for FY2009, FY2010, FY2011 – 2007, 2008, 2009

Health Programs brochure – 2009

Health Information Technology work group and project – 2010

Alaska Health Workforce Plan – 2009-10

Find PDF of accomplishments here

Meeting Agendas & Minutes Fall 2011:  Agenda   Minutes   Spring 2012:  Agenda  Minutes

Meeting Agendas & Minutes Fall 2012:  Agenda   Minutes   Spring 2013:  Agenda  Minutes

Meeting Agendas & Minutes Fall 2013:  Agenda   Minutes   Spring 2014:  Agenda  Minutes

Meeting Agendas & Minutes Fall 2014:  Agenda  Minutes   Spring 2015:  Agenda  Minutes


For more information contact:

Sheila Soule, sjsoule@uaa.alaska.edu, 907-786-4853