The mission of the Infectious Disease Program is to prevent and control infectious diseases in Alaska by:
- determining the occurrence and severity of infectious diseases important to public health;
- discovering and controlling outbreaks;
- control and elimination of tuberculosis through appropriate preventive therapy and identification and treatment of TB cases;
- enforcing school and child care tuberculosis regulations;
- educating the public and health care professionals about infectious diseases;
- collaborating with communities and other partners to plan, implement and evaluate science-based strategies that prevent infectious diseases; and
- coordinating surveillance and control efforts for all infectious diseases of public health importance.