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Category: Health Training and Education


To help improve the quality of care for our people, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium offers ongoing educational opportunities for providers across the state. One such opportunity was a free provider training for the care of burn patients. ANTHC, in cooperation with the University of Washington Regional Burn Center at Harborview Medical Center, hosted the Care and Management of the Alaskan Burn Patient: A learning symposium for health care providers to improve patient outcomes. The symposium was May 7-8 at ...


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 June 15, 2018 for the 2018-19 academic year. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books and ...


ANTHC has openings for nine AmeriCorps VISTA members. The positions will start on June 11 and will serve a one-year placement at ANTHC implementing exciting capacity building projects including: Opioid and prescription drug addiction prevention and harm reduction Chronic liver disease management system improvements Research improvements and medical provider cultural competency training Rural contamination support development Increased sustainable access to water and sanitation Assessment of infrastructure deficiencies Career youth development in rural communities Reducing rural sanitation energy costs Final sections ...


During the Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) annual convention, ANTHC Environmental Health and Engineering staff set up a display Portable Alternative Sanitation System (PASS) unit to demonstrate how the technology works for Tribal attendees. ANTHC worked with TCC’s Office of Environmental Health (OEH) and Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) to set up the PASS display at the event March 12-13 in Fairbanks. Over the course of two days, Kaitlin Mattos, a graduate student researcher at the University of Colorado partnered ...


Recently, Alaska Pacific University announced the launch of five innovative undergraduate and graduate programs designed to meet the pressing workforce development needs of the state and strengthen Alaska Native communities. Building on the strategic partnership with ANTHC, APU has developed new programs in nursing, community health, and rural management and redesigned programs in counseling psychology. Each of these academic programs supports career advancement in high-demand fields. They are grounded in cultural competence, place-based and experiential learning, and innovative, indigenous models ...


Behavioral and mental wellness are important, yet often underserved, parts of individual and community health in rural Alaska. In order to better serve our Alaska Native people throughout the state, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium has partnered with Iļisaġvik College to develop an academic program to grow a community-based behavioral health workforce. The training curriculum was designed by ANTHC Behavioral Health Aide Program and is specifically tailored for Behavioral Health Aides (BHA) who are serving our people in rural communities. ...

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