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Category: Health Training and Education


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; ...


The ANTHC HIV/STD Prevention program is partnering with the University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center and the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control to host the “Prevent, Treat, Educate Conference: Working Together to Reduce HIV, STDs, Viral Hepatitis and TB in Alaska” in Anchorage May 8-10, 2017. ANTHC is inviting public health professionals and health care providers to a conference on how to best reach, treat and educate those at greatest risk for HIV and STDs, viral hepatitis and ...


ANTHC has long been a champion of health training and education as a means to provide the best quality health care for our people. Internal medicine grand rounds at ANMC have been offered regularly since 1999 as part of a coordinated effort of the Alaska chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) to provide relevant continuing medical education (CME) opportunities for Alaska’s health care providers. Grand rounds, the traditional medical education lecture and case studies presentation, have been adapted ...


The curriculum for Alaska’s Dental Health Aide Therapist (DHAT) program was recently approved by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, through ANTHC’s partnership with Iḷisaġvik College in Barrow. This newly accredited degree program offers DHAT students the opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. In addition to the two-year AAS degree, which helps create broader career pathways for DHAT graduates, Iḷisaġvik will award a DHAT certificate upon completion of the first year of study. The program ...

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