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Category: Health Training and Education


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. ...


ANTHC is committed to strengthening our Alaska Native and American Indian workforce and developing future Alaska Tribal Health System leaders by sharing information on the various job opportunities that support Tribal health. ANTHC Engineering staff, Sean Driskill, Engineering Project Manager, and Kevin Tuning, CAD Manager, recently presented a unique aspect of their work for the students at the Hydaburg Middle and High School. They met with more than 25 students, teachers and parents who were there to learn more about ...


Do you manage projects in your organization, but are not a project manager? The ANTHC Alaska Native EpiCenter is hosting a two-day workshop aimed at introducing project management concepts and providing attendees with techniques to effectively manage and participate in small projects. The workshop will be held in Anchorage on Feb. 6-7, 2018. Participants will learn to apply basics of project management to their work and create action plans for on-the-job application. The workshop is sponsored by the Alaska Native ...


Alaska Labor Commissioner Heidi Drygas and U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship Alaska director John Hakala joined Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) Chief Executive Officer Roald Helgesen to sign standards of apprenticeship for the Behavioral Health Aide (BHA) occupation. ANTHC, the State of Alaska, and the U.S. Department of Labor have worked together for two years to build the curriculum and coordinate with regional Tribal health providers to establish this new Registered Apprenticeship. “ANTHC continues to be at ...


Congratulations to the recent group of Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation Community Health Aide/Practitioners (CHA/Ps). The CHAP Session IV graduates include: Sephora Trefon, Perryville Madison Ayson, Chignik Bay Sophia Petla, New Stuyahok Melanie Chingliak, Goodnews Bay The training sessions were completed in Dillingham in two parts, June and August. Two instructors, Carolyn Craig and Cora Bosshart, came from Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in Anchorage. The in-person training supplemented online distance learning the health aides had completed over the past ...

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