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Category: Healthy People and Prevention


In partnership with Tanana Chiefs Conference, ANTHC will support a Health Fair held at the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Conference Thursday, Oct. 20 and Friday, Oct. 21. The health fair will offer a variety of health information and services for the thousands of conference attendees at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks. As Alaska enters flu season, offering free influenza vaccines to all adult attendees is one of the health fair’s most important and immediate contributions. Other programs and services ...


One of the unique and powerful ways ANTHC helps provide better health, wellness and healing to the Alaska Native people we serve is by leading and supporting efforts like Camp Coho, a one-day camp that helps Alaska Native children 6 to 12 years of age share their feelings about losing a loved one to cancer. Children’s needs are sometimes overlooked as a family manages the illness and death, and there are few resources that help children understand their feelings of ...


Tribal health educators and public health advocates now have a one-stop online portal to connect to health education curricula designed with Alaska Native and American Indian youth in mind. Earlier this month, the online portal Healthy Native Youth launched its collaborative platform to share health education among Tribal health organizations and communities across the U.S. To be effective, health curricula must be age appropriate, culturally relevant, and reflect the values and learning styles of the learners being taught. The Healthy ...


The fifth annual Alaskan Plants as Food and Medicine Symposium will be held Sept. 11-13 in Anchorage at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Hosted by ANTHC’s Health Promotion program, the symposium promotes traditional Alaska plant knowledge and ethical harvesting. This year’s event will feature plant identification walks, public policy information and hands-on learning. Participants from all areas of the state and professions are encouraged to attend, including traditional healers, medical providers, public health educators and researchers, instructors, culture/language bearers, Elders ...


Obesity has become a major health problem for Alaskans; about 1 in 3 children in Alaska is overweight or obese, and 2 out of 3 Alaska adults are overweight or obese. Obesity and related chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, put children’s health at risk. To help raise awareness about the health risks of childhood obesity, ANTHC’s Alaska Native Epidemiology Center used funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to partner with the Alaska Department of Health ...


Every year, ANTHC hosts an in-person Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) Training on the ANMC Campus. The training started in the fall of 2006 when ANMC decided to go tobacco free as a campus.  Since the inception of the training, more than 350 health care professionals from across Alaska and the United States have become trained as Tobacco Treatment Specialists. Registration for the annual training is now open, with early bird savings available until Aug. 15. Interested participants are encouraged to ...

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