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This Memorial Day weekend marks a time to remember military members who have died in service to the United States. Memorial Day also marks the unofficial start to summer and boating season. As the summer days grow longer, our Alaska Native people will spend more time on the water – whether it’s on boats or shores, fishing or for recreation. However, every year, water related accidents and fatalities affect our Native community. On average, 17 Alaska Native people drown each ...


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 ...


Each year, the Alaskan Plants as Food and Medicine symposium, hosted by ANTHC’s Health Promotion program, helps promote traditional plant knowledge, ethical harvesting and traditional ways of gathering and growing our own food. This is an important way to share our traditional knowledge; as the reliance upon imported foods has increased over recent generations and as educational dynamics have shifted, a gap in the knowledge, skills and practice related to Alaskan plants as food and medicine has widened. This year, ANTHC ...


To help achieve the vision that Alaska Native people are the healthiest people in the world, the Alaska Tribal Health System must also be healthy and progressive. The Consortium’s Board of Directors established a fund to offer 10 educational scholarships for $5,000 each to qualified Alaska Native and American Indian students who are interested in health care careers. ANTHC will accept applications until May 26, 2017 for the 2017-18 academic year. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books and ...


Interested in cutting-edge technology and the health and well-being of our Alaska Native people? Then a career in Health Care Technology Management at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium may be the right fit for you. ANMC Biomedical Engineering will host an informational table Wednesday and Friday during Health Care Technology Management Week at the Alaska Native Medical Center hospital lobby by the first floor elevators. Visitors can participate in demonstrations of the intersection between human physiology and engineering technology, as ...


Thomas Norris, ANTHC Apprentice Electrician, recently passed the State of Alaska Certificate of Fitness Exam for Electrical Journeyman, making him the first graduate of the ANTHC Environmental Health and Engineering Apprenticeship Program. This program was developed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship and Alaska Vocational Technical Related Studies Program. The four-year program requires 8,000 hours of on-the-job learning, in addition to many required hours of instruction. During his time as an apprentice, Norris worked on ...

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