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On April 8, ANTHC was recognized by the American Diabetes Association, Alaska as the recipient of the 2017 Golden Rose Award, an honor for an individual or organization who has made a significant impact in the field of diabetes in Alaska. Key programs of the ANTHC Diabetes Program were highlighted as examples of high-quality care for preventing diabetes and improving the health of people with diabetes. Program staff are a multidisciplinary team of diabetes content experts who work in partnership ...


ANTHC is committed to strengthening our Alaska Native and American Indian workforce and developing future Alaska Tribal Health System leaders. Last summer, Karolyn Ceron from Kodiak worked as a First Alaskans Institute Intern in ANTHC’s Wellness and Prevention department and Alaska Native Epidemiology Center (EpiCenter). During her internship, she helped support both departments in a number of ways including preparing for the Alaskan Plants as Food & Medicine Symposium and conducting a literature review about behavioral economics and incentivizing patient ...


The latest issue of ANTHC’s quarterly newsletter, the Mukluk Telegraph, is now available on the ANTHC website. A new report outlining the innovative Portable Alternative Sanitation System (PASS) piloted in Kivalina is now available. The report assesses the feasibility of portable in-home water and sanitation units to provide an immediate improvement in quality of life for residents across rural Alaska that are currently without sanitation systems in their homes. You can read the full report at https://anthc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Kivalina-Report-E-Version.pdf. The Alaska Rural ...


ANTHC’s pharmacists are continually working to further their education and training to improve their skill sets and provide the best care to our people. Aimee Young, ANMC Inpatient Pain Pharmacist, recently passed her exam to become a Certified Pain Educator (CPE). Young is the first health care professional in Alaska to receive this certification. A pain educator is a health care professional who provides education about pain assessment, evaluation, and management through consultations within a clinical practice or via formal ...


Photo caption: Annette Island Service Unit (AISU) leadership and ANTHC patient experience met on March 31 during a visit to the Metlakatla Indian Community in southeast Alaska. Pictured from left to right, Melody Leask, AISU Medical Records Director; Lisa Allen, RN, AISU Director of Nursing; Carol Dunn-Hale, ANTHC Manager of Travel Management Office; Tammy Philemonof, ANTHC Supervisor of Customer Service; Allison Knox, ANTHC Vice President of Customer Experience; Rachael Askren, AISU Service Unit Director; Amanda Dauti, ANTHC SR. Patient Travel ...


Thanks to a new visual history installation, visitors to the Alaska Native Medical Center can take a stroll through the history of our health and medical achievement at the ANMC hospital. A timeline chronicling important events in Alaska Native health and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium now hangs in the north side, first-floor hospital hallway, just before the sky bridge to Patient Housing at ANMC. The seven-panel installation includes historical photos of the progress of our people in the ...

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