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Category: Health Training and Education


ANTHC staff with the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center participated in and provided technical assistance at a multi-day gathering Jan. 17-19 in Bethel. This event was sponsored by the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation’s Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative project, Calricaraq. This homegrown program funded by the Indian Health Service aims to stimulate discussion and reflection on trauma, specifically substance abuse, suicide and violence. It draws on the wisdom of Elders, Yup’ik values, and stories of overcoming trauma from staff, Elders and other ...


On Thursday, Feb. 23, Alaska children are invited to participate in PLAAY Day, which kicks off with Alaska’s first simultaneous student physical activity event. Schools and other youth organizations are invited to participate from 10 to 10:30 a.m. in a synchronized exercise routine that will be broadcast from ANTHC’s Anchorage office. For more information, visit http://plaay.org/plaay-day/. ANTHC is also supporting the PLAAY (Positive Leadership for Active Alaskan Youth) Summit Feb. 24-25 in Anchorage. This conference is a tremendous opportunity for ...


ANTHC partners with a variety of educational programs to bring the best professionals into our Tribal health system. In 2016, ANTHC and our Tribal health partners welcomed two physicians from the University of Washington Global and Rural Health Fellowship, a new program designed to provide clinical training and education in traditionally underserved health care systems. ANTHC’s partnership for this new program with the University of Washington (UW) began in 2015. Recognizing that physicians in internal medicine or emergency medicine rarely ...


ANTHC’s Health Promotion program was awarded a competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Food Distribution Program Nutrition Education (FDPNE) in 2016. This funding allows grantees to provide nutrition education services to Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation (FDPIR) participants. ANTHC’s FDPIR provides a monthly supply of nutritional food to more than 700 people in 18 rural Alaska communities. In an effort to promote healthy eating habits, encourage the use of more fruits and vegetables and share new ...


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 ...

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