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Category: Health Research and Data


What guides research at ANTHC? Research at ANTHC addresses the health and well-being of Alaska Native people. The goal of ANTHC research is to provide information that will lead to healthier Alaska Native communities. Our researchers study trends and develop solutions for priority health problems. This is done in partnership with Tribal health organizations and communities. ANTHC researchers also study factors that influence the health of Alaska Native families, such as the importance of clean water access in reducing communicable ...


The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has awarded a new five-year cooperative agreement to increase the capacity of Tribal Epidemiology Centers to deliver public health functions to, and with, the Tribes/villages in their Indian Health Service (IHS) Area. A total of approximately $8.5 million was awarded in fiscal year 2018 to the 12 Tribal Epidemiology Centers and to one National Coordinating Center. In addition, the ANTHC Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, one of the 12 Tribal Epidemiology ...


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 ...

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