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Category: Healthy Homes and Communities


As community water utility systems have aged and climate change challenges have become apparent, the focus on utility sustainability and maintenance operations is an important Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative (ARUC) function. The ARUC Advisory Committee, composed of representatives from ARUC member communities, recently met in Anchorage to discuss sustainable water and sewer system operations, finances and collaborate with community and regional representatives. Arctic boxes (pictured below), which contain water service line connections to homes, were a focal point of the ...


This year, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) is recognizing ANTHC Environmental Health and Engineering’s work to improve the health of Alaska Native people with four awards. The Newtok Relocation to Mertarvik Sustainable Planning Team received an Indian Health Services (IHS) Director’s Award, which recognizes efforts beyond regular duty requirements resulting in significant benefits to IHS programs, customers, or fulfillment of the IHS mission. The project is in the early stages of helping the community of Newtok ...


May 6-12 is National Drinking Water Week and to celebrate the National Tribal Water Center, a program of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, teamed with Alaska Native and American Indian celebrities for the Drink More Water campaign. Visual artist and activist Bunky Echo-Hawk is the first celebrity to be featured in the campaign encouraging our people to enjoy the health benefits that come with drinking water. Here are 10 reasons to Drink More Water! Keeps your skin looking good ...


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 that 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 recognize ...


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 ...

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