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This week, the Indian Health Service (IHS) announced its plans to begin a process to expand the use of community health aides at IHS-operated and Tribally managed facilities across the U.S. This announcement follows a Tribal consultation period announced in June 2016. In the Alaska Tribal Health System, we have seen the success of the Community Health Aide Program (CHAP), Dental Health Aide Therapists, Behavioral Health Aides and their role in increasing access to quality care at our Tribally managed ...


Nursing professionals are invited to learn more about working at the Alaska Native Medical Center, which is Alaska’s only Magnet-recognized facility for nursing excellence. ANMC is hosting two open house events on Friday, Jan. 13 at 4000 Ambassador Drive and Saturday, Jan. 14 at ANMC at 4315 Diplomacy Drive; events are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Nurses will be able to meet nursing leadership to discuss career opportunities and tour the ANMC hospital. ANMC’s Magnet nurses provide ...


Twice a year, ANTHC’s Institutional Environmental Health program partners with Southcentral Foundation (SCF) to offer a four-day diagnostic X-ray imaging course. The course is designed for health care professionals working in rural Alaska who take medical X-rays including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and community health aides. The fall 2016 diagnostic X-ray imaging course took place Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in Anchorage. The event drew attendees from Tribal health organizations across the state including: Aleutian Pribilof Island Association; Bristol Bay Area ...


The ANTHC Tobacco Prevention Program is working with our Tribal health partners to offer online tobacco treatment specialist (TTS) training. Three participants from each Tribal health region are invited to take the online course beginning January 11 and ending March 22. The Tobacco Prevention Program first tested the training this spring on the Alaska Native Health Campus with ANMC providers and other partners. This second pilot course will help inform course improvements before going live for other participants later in ...


Effectively sharing health information is a key component of positive health outcomes and patient safety. Health literacy is one of the seven focus areas of the Wellness Strategies for Health initiative, a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to promote health and wellness for Alaska Native and American Indian people. Through the grant, Alaska Native Epidemiology Center staff collaborated with ANTHC Human Resources to create the “Always Use Teach-back!” interactive learning module to the ANTHC HealthStream Learning ...


ANTHC’s Diabetes Program is hosting the 32nd Annual Alaska Native Diabetes Conference Tuesday, Nov. 29 through Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. This year’s theme is Diabetes Care, Prevention and Treatment in Alaska Native People. A wide range of topics will be covered, including: cardiovascular disease in diabetes; understanding and managing statin intolerance; diabetes and genetics; treatment tools and effective communication; skin manifestations of diabetes; type I diabetes mellitus associated autoimmunity; understanding hyperglycemia; home-based physical activity; ...

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