Healthy Alaskans (HA) 2020 is pleased to announce that, with four years to go before the target date of 2020, Alaska has met or is on target to meet 14 of its 25 goals (also called Leading Health Indicators or LHI) for improving the health of all Alaskans.

 We are pleased to let you know that the HA2020 target for the LHI (#15b) to reduce the percentage of adolescents (high school students in grades 9-12) who report binge drinking in the past 30 days based on the following criteria: 5 or more alcoholic drinks in a row within a couple of hours, at least once in the past 30 days has been met! Additionally, the target for the LHI (#15a) to reduce the percentage of adults (age 18 years and older) who report binge drinking in the past 30 days based on the following criteria: 5 or more alcoholic drinks for men; 4 or more alcoholic drinks for women on one occasion is on target.

Details on all 25 Leading Health Indicators, and the progress made to date on each, are available at hss.state.ak.us/ha2020. For more information related to HA2020, please email healthyalaskans@alaska.gov.