Healthy Kodiak is a community health outreach and education initiative sponsored by KANA’s Community Health Department. We recognize that the health of our community is impacted by education, economic circumstances, mental health, fitness, nutrition, and social interaction and each one of us, no matter our age, can positively contribute to improving local health outcomes. The goal of Healthy Kodiak is to raise awareness about local health challenges and provide residents and visitors with opportunities throughout the year to engage in health promoting behaviors.

In 2018, Healthy Kodiak was a single-day event where our Island community was invited to come together to discuss, learn, and engage to address local community health and wellness challenges. In 2019, we added hands-on sessions for participants to engage in activities that support health. In 2020, Healthy Kodiak is transitioning from an annual event to a year-round community based initiative, with an exciting series of health and education activities that will begin with this event and lead into our kick-off celebration and community art project with special guest Nick Hanson the “Eskimo Ninja Warrior” on September 26.

By partnering with the Chamber of Commerce to support the Crab Festival Virtual Run & Walk, we hope that other local businesses, organizations and individuals will find value in our community health initiative and join with us to coordinate, collaborate and expand the impact of our individual contributions to community health.

Visit healthykodiak.org for information about upcoming events and to learn how you can get involved in future Healthy Kodiak events, activities, and programs as a partner or participant! Online registration for upcoming classes and workshops can also be found on our site.

Be sure to tag your own health promoting events and activities #HealthyKodiak and follow HealthyKodiak on Instagram and Facebook to see how your community is getting involved!