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Category: Health Research and Data


In order to create positive health outcomes, we first must be well informed about the overall health of our people. The Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, also known as the EpiCenter, recently published the second edition of the Alaska Native Health Status Report, which covers a range of health indicators and provides data for Alaska Native people. The report provides a statewide overview of the health status of Alaska Native people living in Alaska. The data can help demonstrate significant health ...


Chew on this: A new study released by the University of Washington shows that children in our Alaska Native communities who are served frequently by Dental Health Aide Therapists (ADTEPs) had lower rates of tooth extractions and more preventative care than residents in communities not receiving ADTEP services. ADTEPs provide culturally appropriate dental education and routine dental services in Alaska Native communities, usually their home village, within the scope of their training. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium introduced the first ...


Recently, a State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin was released that details patterns in life expectancy in Alaska from 1990 to 2015. The Bulletin was published with information from ANTHC’s Alaska Native Epidemiology Center and examines the racial disparities in life expectancy in Alaska Native and American Indian people, and non-Alaska Native or American Indian people in the state. The electronic Bulletin can be found at http://www.epi.alaska.gov/bulletins/docs/b2017_20.pdf. The good news for the health of all Alaskans is that a slow but ...


The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s HIV/STD Prevention Program is launching a new Alaska Native Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer (LGBTQ) Initiative as part of its www.iknowmine.org outreach and education efforts. iknowmine is an statewide health and wellness resource website for Alaska Native youth, parents, educators and providers. The goal of this new initiative is to help develop educational materials, prevention messages, programs and resources for Alaska Native youth and adults who identify as LGBTQ and their health care ...


The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is pleased to partner with the World Hepatitis Alliance to host the second gathering of the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Viral Hepatitis, Aug. 8-9 in Anchorage at Alaska Pacific University. The event is led by Indigenous people and is designed for Indigenous peoples, clinicians, and those working in Indigenous health, including the Alaska Tribal Health System. The first conference held in Alice Springs, Australia was the first of its kind dedicated to examining ...


The ANTHC Health Research Review Committee is pleased to announce the 5th Alaska Native Health Research Conference at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Oct. 17-18. The conference provides a forum to share current health research projects within Alaska Native communities. The preconference workshop, which takes place Oct. 16, provides research ethics training, with a focus on research review across Alaska Tribal health organizations. Continuing Education credits pending.   Call for abstracts and sponsors is open. Please visit the conference ...

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