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Category: Healthy People and Prevention


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 ...


Tobacco and drug use among Alaska Native people have been on the decline for many years, but there continue to be challenges to motivate people to quit and remain nonusers. To promote a unified message that celebrates the healthy choices that our people make every day, ANTHC recently launched the “We Are” media campaign, targeting Alaska Native and Native American people aged 11 to 25. The campaign is based on social norms theory, which shows much of people’s behavior is ...


ANTHC’s Diabetes Program is hosting the 32nd Annual Alaska Native Diabetes Conference Tuesday, Nov. 29 through Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. This year’s theme is Diabetes Care, Prevention and Treatment in Alaska Native People. A wide range of topics will be covered, including: cardiovascular disease in diabetes; understanding and managing statin intolerance; diabetes and genetics; treatment tools and effective communication; skin manifestations of diabetes; type I diabetes mellitus associated autoimmunity; understanding hyperglycemia; home-based physical activity; ...


Each November, the American Diabetes Association observes American Diabetes Month as an opportunity to bring attention to the disease and its impact on millions of Americans. Diabetes affects the health of our Alaska Native people at a greater rate than the general population. The ANTHC Diabetes program works to reduce the instances of diabetes and health complications from the disease among Alaska Native people. Diabetes program staff are a multidisciplinary team of diabetes experts who work in partnership with the ...


ANTHC’s programs are constantly collaborating and partnering with local organizations in improving the wellness of Alaskans statewide. Recently, ANTHC Diabetes Program Community Educator and Dietician Luz Smeenk partnered with Camp Fire Alaska’s Rural Program to develop a wellness curriculum for Alaska’s rural youth. Over the last several years, Camp Fire worked to develop a wellness curriculum that is holistic, youth centered, and culturally relevant for Alaska’s rural communities. Through a close partnership, Smeenk and Camp Fire took great strides to ...

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