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Category: Healthy People and Prevention


ACT on the Trail is back supporting the health and wellness of our Alaska Native people along the route of the Last Great Race. For the second-straight Iditarod season, ANTHC is pleased to partner with Alaskans Changing Together (ACT), an initiative for all communities across Alaska to come together with a shared hope and vision for wellness. Led by two Kotzebue Iditarod mushers, Katherine Keith and John Baker, the aim of ACT on the Trail is to empower Alaskans to ...


ANTHC’s Health Promotion program was awarded a competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Food Distribution Program Nutrition Education (FDPNE) in 2016. This funding allows grantees to provide nutrition education services to Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation (FDPIR) participants. ANTHC’s FDPIR provides a monthly supply of nutritional food to more than 700 people in 18 rural Alaska communities. In an effort to promote healthy eating habits, encourage the use of more fruits and vegetables and share new ...


Smoking negatively impacts our Native communities throughout Alaska, but few know it as well as our people living in the North Slope region. Cancer is the leading cause of death in the North Slope; one in four diagnosed cancers is lung cancer. To combat the repercussions of smoking, North Slope Borough has partnered with ANTHC and the Alaska Quit Line to let our Native community know that resources to quit are available. Titled “I Never Thought It Could Happen to ...


The ANTHC Diabetes Program has new office space on the first floor of Healthy Communities Building and is using its central location to celebrate the traditional subsistence activities that help keep our people healthy. Visitors to the lobby of the Healthy Communities Building will see new murals with the theme, “Hunt, Fish, Gather, Grow,” which have been featured in other Diabetes Program materials as a way to show how traditional foods contribute to a healthy lifestyle. The colorful artwork is ...


The ANTHC Tobacco Prevention Program is working with our Tribal health partners to offer online tobacco treatment specialist (TTS) training. Three participants from each Tribal health region are invited to take the online course beginning January 11 and ending March 22. The Tobacco Prevention Program first tested the training this spring on the Alaska Native Health Campus with ANMC providers and other partners. This second pilot course will help inform course improvements before going live for other participants later in ...


On November 17, the ANTHC Tobacco Prevention and Control Program participated in the Great American Smokeout (GASO), a national tobacco cessation event organized by the American Cancer Society. Tobacco users are encouraged to use the date to make a plan to quit or to plan in advance and quit tobacco on the day of the GASO. This year’s GASO held special importance— it is also the 10th anniversary of the Alaska Native Health Campus becoming tobacco free. Both events were ...

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