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Category: Health Advocacy


We are all saddened by the loss of one of our great Alaska Native leaders, H. Sally Smith. ANTHC joins friends and colleagues in offering our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Smith family. Sally’s passion for the health and wellness of Alaska Native people will be greatly missed. She was an advocate for our Native community for nearly 50 years and was instrumental in helping shape the Alaska Tribal Health System, negotiating the transfer of health services from the ...


Two vibrant new television ads promoting the health of our Alaska Native people are now running on various channels, including GCI cable, ADN.com, ANMC TV, Patient Housing at ANMC, YouTube and other ANTHC social media. Each 30-second spot promotes a theme of Native health care provided at ANMC and ANTHC: a comprehensive, holistic view of health and cutting-edge technology. Click the links to view the ads on YouTube: Holistic Health: https://youtu.be/CcNtj2zGiPc Modern Technology: https://youtu.be/oOZMOUl7YLQ “Holistic Health” takes you on a ...


On November 17, the ANTHC Tobacco Prevention and Control Program participated in the Great American Smokeout (GASO), a national tobacco cessation event organized by the American Cancer Society. Tobacco users are encouraged to use the date to make a plan to quit or to plan in advance and quit tobacco on the day of the GASO. This year’s GASO held special importance— it is also the 10th anniversary of the Alaska Native Health Campus becoming tobacco free. Both events were ...


Tobacco and drug use among Alaska Native people have been on the decline for many years, but there continue to be challenges to motivate people to quit and remain nonusers. To promote a unified message that celebrates the healthy choices that our people make every day, ANTHC recently launched the “We Are” media campaign, targeting Alaska Native and Native American people aged 11 to 25. The campaign is based on social norms theory, which shows much of people’s behavior is ...


When Gov. Walker expanded Medicaid in Alaska last year, there was also a push to reform the program to better meet the health needs of those being served. Representatives of the Alaska Tribal Health System (ATHS) have been key partners with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) to jointly develop a package of Tribal Medicaid Reform recommendations that both improve the quality of care and create efficiencies in costs of the program. The recommendations are driven by ...


The new issue of the Mukluk Telegraph, ANTHC’s quarterly newspaper, will be arriving to clinics and readers across Alaska soon. The cover story highlights construction projects on the Alaska Native Health Campus, including photos of the new Internal Medicine, Podiatry and Pulmonology clinics at the Healthy Communities Building. Other stories include results from ANMC’s recent donor drive for the Bone Marrow Donor Registry, new federal regulations on e-cigarettes that protect youth, a photo essay of challenges to a water and ...

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