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Category: Healthy Homes and Communities


Health and safety are important aspects of the work done by ANTHC Environmental Health and Engineering, especially on the job. ANTHC Engineering Services and Construction Field Operations group recently held its annual Safety Conference for Construction Field Staff to prepare for the summer construction season. ANTHC construction field staff includes 37 superintendents and other construction trades including electricians, plumbers, mechanics, utility operators and crew leaders. The conference related job safety to the ANTHC vision that Alaska Native people are the ...


Asthma is a chronic disease of the causes irritation and swelling of the airways, impacting the lungs and breathing. Asthma can affect Alaska Native people of all ages and in all parts of the state. It is a condition that makes daily activities, such as hunting, fishing or cooking traditional foods, difficult. For some people, asthma is a minor annoyance, but for others, it can be a life-threatening condition. The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Healthy Homes Program helps people ...


Toksook Bay, a community of roughly 600 people on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s Nelson Island, won the 2017 Alaska Rural Water Association award for the best-tasting water in the state. The award comes on the heels of ANTHC’s completion of a new water treatment plant in the community, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. Toksook Bay is an ANTHC Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative (ARUC) member community and the two have partnered throughout the years to provide ...


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; colorectal cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers among Alaska Native people. Download the informational graphic here. 5 ways you can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer Quit smoking and/or using other forms of tobacco, including chew and iq’mik. Exercise regularly. Physical activity can reduce your risk of colorectal cancer by as much as 50%. Eat well and keep a healthy weight. Discuss a diet and exercise that works for you with ...


In the final grant year of Healthy Portraits, the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, located within the ANTHC’s Community Health Services, visited two southeast Alaska communities to share health success stories of the traditional northern dugout canoe. Tlingit and Haida ancestors made a very reliable canoe for Alaska waters. The people of Hoonah and Haines are using indigenous watercraft as a way to boost mental health and build stronger communities. Under the guidance of Tlingit master carver Wayne Price of Haines, ...


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 ...

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