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Category: Healthy Homes and Communities


This week, many ANTHC programs participated in the Water Innovation for Healthy Arctic Homes (WIHAH) conference held in Anchorage Sept. 18-21. The WIHAH conference brings together Alaskan, U.S., and international engineers, health experts, researchers, community members, policymakers, and innovators to discuss health benefits, challenges and innovations associated with making running water and sewer in remote northern communities safe, affordable and sustainable. ANTHC programs shared their expertise including Environmental Health and Engineering project management, Tribal Utility Support, Climate and Environmental Health, ...


ANTHC is busily working with the community of Eek to provide piped water and sewer to residents in this western Alaska village of approximately 300 people. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program (USDA-RD) recently awarded $5.9 million to provide water and sewer main lines, services, and house plumbing. Funding will be matched with $1 million in funding from the State of Alaska as part of a larger project to provide water and sewer throughout Eek. David Beveridge, ANTHC ...


This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development (USDA-RD) announced several grants and loan funding for rural Alaska communities and organizations to address rural sanitation issues. ANTHC is among the grantees, as well as many of our Tribal health partners, which total $27 million in USDA-RD Water and Environmental Programs funding. The funding ANTHC received will support sanitation projects in Adak, Akiak, Chignik, Eek, Golovin, Hydaburg, Kasaan, Kiana, Kivalina, New Stuyahok, Oscarville, Port Graham, Saxman, Teller, Toksook Bay and Twin ...


ANTHC is committed to strengthening our Alaska Native and Native American workforce and developing future Alaska Tribal Health System leaders by offering a number of summer internships. This summer, ANTHC was thrilled to welcome several summer interns to different departments across campus. This week we are highlighting interns in our Environmental Health and Engineering division. Last week we highlighted Community Health Services interns and recently profiled a mentorship opportunity at ANMC. Tvetne Carslon, Gwen Francis, Collette Kawagley, Andrea Moreno and ...


Mike Nabers, ANTHC Utility Operations Engineer, is an ANSEP alumnus and was recently featured in an ANSEP student success story, available here. In our work to build healthier homes and communities, ANTHC’s Environmental Health and Engineering team believes in partnership with communities and their residents to find solutions that meet the unique health needs of our people. For this reason, we are pleased to support programs like the University of Alaska’s Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) that align ...


Last week, staff from ANTHC’s Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative (ARUC) program hosted visitors from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Governance Honoring Nations awards committee. ARUC has been selected as one of this year’s top six programs for the Honoring Nations award that celebrates exemplary programs in Tribal governance: Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative selected as one of six finalists for Harvard award. As one of the top finalists, ARUC staff had the pleasure of showcasing their work in ...

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