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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 ...


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 ...


March was Professional Social Work Month, which raised awareness about professional social workers and their commitment to improving social conditions and quality of life opportunities for everyone. Professional Social Work Month provides an opportunity to recognize ANTHC’s dedicated social workers and the valuable services they provide at the ANMC hospital. The ANMC hospital has nine medical social workers – Deanna Thomas, LCSW; Stephanie Locus, MSW; Rachel Yablon, LCSW, work in the adult inpatient units; Cynthia Burton, LCSW, works in Maternal ...


Earlier this month, advocates for Tribal diabetes prevention and treatment programs met with federal lawmakers and their staff to share the value of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI), a vital program helping improve the health of our people. The meetings were arranged by the National Indian Health Board to advocate for continued congressional funding of the program. The 19 Tribal health organizations receiving SDPI funding are represented at the national level by ANTHC Board Vice-Chair Lincoln Bean, Sr. ...

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