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Category: Healthy People and Prevention


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. ...


Everyone should remember to get eye exams regularly, but they are especially important for Elders. January is National Eye Care Month and a good time to recognize the importance of eye health. Why are eye exams essential for Elders? As we age, eye exams become even more important. Vision problems may develop with no physical symptoms until they’re quite advanced. See your provider to screen for early stages in: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) Glaucoma Cataracts Diabetic retinopathy Refractive errors Scheduling ...


Flu season is well upon us in Alaska and it’s time to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. All across Alaska, flu vaccines are available from your local health care provider. It is important for everybody to get vaccinated for the flu to protect ourselves, as well as our family, co-workers and community. In addition, ...


The Garden of Roses-Camp for Girls offers a healing space through traditional values for Alaska Native girls ages 8 to 17 who are survivors of sexual abuse. Over three days in July, camp attendees participated in healing circles and connected with their Alaska Native culture through safe, positive activities. The Garden of Roses-Camp for Girls is sponsored by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative. Roxanne Frank, Prevention Manager at Tanana Chiefs Conference, said that connecting through ...


Join hundreds of Alaskans in celebrating the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout (GASO)! Tobacco users are encouraged to use the date to take an important step toward a healthier life by making a plan to quit, or by planning in advance and quitting tobacco that day. By quitting, even for one day, tobacco users can make significant improvements to their health, such as reducing cancer risk. Here are some helpful tips in becoming tobacco free: Find your reason. Get ...


The fall season often means the return of moose stew, moose burgers and moose meat. Thanks to a generous donation by a local hunter, ANMC patients will get to enjoy these comforting foods that help in the healing process. Joe Schuster, from Sportsman’s Air Service, Alaska Professional Hunting Association Board Member, donated four moose quarters to ANMC’s Traditional Foods Program on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Executive Chef Amy Foote (left), ANMC VP of Professional and Support Services Vivian Echavarria (middle right) ...

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