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Category: Health Advocacy


In recent years, Alaska has seen an increase in substance abuse among both adults and adolescents. October’s National Substance Abuse Prevention Month raises awareness of how our state can reduce and prevent substance use and abuse. Healthy Alaskans 2020, a joint project of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, works with local and statewide partners to raise awareness and prevention around important health issues across the state by tracking selected health ...


Last week, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price met with Tribal leaders from across the state, hosted by ANTHC. The visit marked Secretary Price’s first trip to Alaska and offered the opportunity to learn more about our Tribal health system, partnership with the Indian Health Service and health care challenges facing Alaska Native people. These vary throughout the state, but with every region represented, Secretary Price heard about the importance of federal funding for health care and aging ...


First Alaskans Institute, in partnership with ANTHC, is hosting a community conversation event about the transformation of Alaska Pacific University (APU) to a Tribal university. The event will be held Saturday, July 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Atwood Center on the APU campus. This gathering will include remarks and participation by special Māori guests with extensive experience in Māori higher education – Bentham Ohia, Aroha Te Kanawa and Leesah Murray – who will share their story from ...


Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium staff with the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center recently visited our partners at SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) to provide evaluation technical assistance for SEARHC’s Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) and Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) projects. ANTHC collaborations with our regional Tribal health partners help strengthen the Alaska Tribal Health System and provide opportunities for ANTHC staff to learn and share on a statewide basis. While in Sitka, ANTHC staff participated in an ...


The Garden of Roses Camp for Girls is a free opportunity for Alaska Native girls ages 8 to 17 who are survivors of sexual abuse and their guardians to heal through Native traditions. The three-day camp is July 24-26, located outside of Anchorage. Campers will enjoy a safe weekend of outdoor activities, healing circles and participating in Native traditions with other Alaska Native Families. The deadline for registration has been extended to July 12. The camp can accommodate up to ...


A new medical-legal partnership program aims to improve the health of our Alaska Native patients at Alaska Native Medical Center by reducing hardships brought on by social or environmental factors, which can negatively impact wellness. ANMC will partner with Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) to provide the services, which can include: decision-making matters (such as power of attorney, guardianship, and Advance Directives), public benefits (such as denial, reduction or termination of Medicaid, SNAP, or Social Security), safety concerns (such as ...

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