gun-related deaths Alaska

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health of Alaska.


From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Alaska Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

Reports on the number of gun-related deaths from 2010-present. Please include all available segregable data.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request.


Vanessa Nason

From: Hull-Jilly, Deborah C (HSS)

I just received your request from our Division's Juneau office. Could you contact me at your convenience. We have an Epidemiology Bulletin on firearm injuries (2009-2015) that should be released soon.


Deborah Hull-Jilly, MPH, CLS
Health Program Manager III/
Injury Epidemiologist
Injury Surveillance Program
Section of Epidemiology, Div. of Public Health
Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services

907.269.8078 (office); 907.269.2041 (fax)

From: Woods, Sarah B (HSS-DSS)

Ms. Nason:

Thanks for your attached request. Please see our letter of response and enclosure, also attached.

Sarah E. B. Woods
Asst. Legislative Liaison/ELMO Coordinator
Commissioner's Office
Dept. Health and Social Services
P.O. Box 110601
(350 Main Street, Suite 407)
Juneau AK 99811-0601
PHONE 907-465-1631
FAX 907-465-3068<>

From: Woods, Sarah B (HSS-DSS)

In follow-up: I was directed to the January 2017 web publication of the DHSS/DPH Vital Statistics 2015 Annual Report<>, p.39, Table #65:


I apologize; our initial data search did not turn up this document.

From: Vanessa Nason


Thank you so much! Just a quick question – I was told previously that an Epidemiology Bulletin on firearm injuries (2009-2015) should be released soon, is that available now and if so would you be able to send me that information?


From: Woods, Sarah B (HSS-DSS)

Let me check…

From: Woods, Sarah B (HSS-DSS)

Good afternoon. The bulletin you requested can be found on our website, here:

I hope this is helpful!

From: Vanessa Nason


Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Vanessa Nason