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Category: Healthy People and Prevention


This Memorial Day weekend marks a time to remember military members who have died in service to the United States. Memorial Day also marks the unofficial start to summer and boating season. As the summer days grow longer, our Alaska Native people will spend more time on the water – whether it’s on boats or shores, fishing or for recreation. However, every year, water related accidents and fatalities affect our Native community. On average, 17 Alaska Native people drown each ...


Each year, the Alaskan Plants as Food and Medicine symposium, hosted by ANTHC’s Health Promotion program, helps promote traditional plant knowledge, ethical harvesting and traditional ways of gathering and growing our own food. This is an important way to share our traditional knowledge; as the reliance upon imported foods has increased over recent generations and as educational dynamics have shifted, a gap in the knowledge, skills and practice related to Alaskan plants as food and medicine has widened. This year, ANTHC ...


On April 8, ANTHC was recognized by the American Diabetes Association, Alaska as the recipient of the 2017 Golden Rose Award, an honor for an individual or organization who has made a significant impact in the field of diabetes in Alaska. Key programs of the ANTHC Diabetes Program were highlighted as examples of high-quality care for preventing diabetes and improving the health of people with diabetes. Program staff are a multidisciplinary team of diabetes content experts who work in partnership ...


Whether we live in rural Alaska or a large city center, protecting our families at home is important to us all. While many think of protecting our homes from outside threats, there are many things inside our homes that could harm our families. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s Behavioral Health and ANTHC Injury Prevention want you to think about keeping your home and family safe during National Poison Prevention Week, March 19-25. A growing risk to our health is accidental ...


When the Iditarod starts this weekend, ANTHC will be on the trail through our partnership with ACT on the Trail to support the health and wellness of our Alaska Native people along the route of the Last Great Race. Our partnerships with Alaskans Changing Together (ACT), an initiative for all communities across Alaska to come together with a shared hope and vision for wellness, will have ANTHC staff visiting select communities for pop-up health fairs. For more information about the ...


Earlier this month, advocates for Tribal diabetes prevention and treatment programs met with federal lawmakers and their staff to share the value of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI), a vital program helping improve the health of our people. The meetings were arranged by the National Indian Health Board to advocate for continued congressional funding of the program. The 19 Tribal health organizations receiving SDPI funding are represented at the national level by ANTHC Board Vice-Chair Lincoln Bean, Sr. ...

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