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On the north bank of the Kuskokwim River, 401 miles from Anchorage, lies the community of Oscarville, Alaska. In December 2014, the Oscarville Traditional Council volunteered the village to serve as the pilot community for the implementation of a holistic approach project, with the goal of creating healthy, thriving and sustainable communities by bringing together important communal pieces, including culture, housing, energy, infrastructure, water/sewer, community health and economic development. Oscarville’s candidacy for the pilot project stemmed from the sanitation, environmental ...


During the week of June 26, the National Tribal Water Center (NTWC) partnered with the Northern Cheyenne Tribe to participate in Water Week as part of the Water is Life project. Through a collaboration with the Northern Cheyenne Department of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, Chief Dull Knife College, and the Northern Cheyenne Utility Commission, the Water is Life project’s aim is to promote pride and ownership of the Tribal drinking water system and celebrate the Northern Cheyenne cultural values ...


Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium staff with the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center recently visited our partners at SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) to provide evaluation technical assistance for SEARHC’s Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) and Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) projects. ANTHC collaborations with our regional Tribal health partners help strengthen the Alaska Tribal Health System and provide opportunities for ANTHC staff to learn and share on a statewide basis. While in Sitka, ANTHC staff participated in an ...


ANTHC is committed to strengthening our Alaska Native and American Indian workforce and developing future Alaska Tribal Health System leaders by offering a number of summer internships. ANTHC’s Environmental Health and Engineering interns are in the swing of a busy summer. Six interns are traveling across the state and working on a variety of projects, from energy audits to operator training. Katrina Brown, from Anchorage, is one of two interns serving in the Environmental Health and Engineering’s project management department. ...


The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is pleased to partner with the World Hepatitis Alliance to host the second gathering of the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Viral Hepatitis, Aug. 8-9 in Anchorage at Alaska Pacific University. The event is led by Indigenous people and is designed for Indigenous peoples, clinicians, and those working in Indigenous health, including the Alaska Tribal Health System. The first conference held in Alice Springs, Australia was the first of its kind dedicated to examining ...


The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Health Research Review Committee is pleased to announce the 5th Alaska Native Health Research Conference at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. The conference will be held Oct. 17-18, with a pre-conference workshop on Oct. 16. The conference provides a forum to share current health research projects within Alaska Native communities. The pre-conference workshop provides research ethics training, with a focus on research review across Alaska Tribal health organizations. Continuing education credits pending. Conference ...


Have a safe and happy Independence Day with these summer health and safety tips from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. Boating safety: Boating safety tips from ANTHC Eye safety when fishing: Fish on! Protective lenses help you keep your eyes on the prize this summer Traditional foods donation request: Help us provide traditional foods at ANMC – make a donation when you hunt, fish or gather this summer


Providing clean water and sewer for remote communities with no road access in extremely cold climates presents unique challenges, including exceedingly high energy usage and high energy costs. ANTHC’s Environmental Health and Engineering division’s Rural Energy Initiative develops and implements alternative energy retrofits in rural community water systems to address these issues. Through partnerships with rural communities, funding agencies and utility companies, ANTHC’s Rural Energy Initiative develops heat recovery systems that transfer excess heat from local power plants to public ...


The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium invites you to join us on Tuesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at the Regal Cinemas Tikahtnu 16 Theater. This free film screening and panel discussion will feature film creator and University of Alaska Fairbanks Vice Chancellor Evon Peter, and film participants. About We Breathe Again For centuries survival was difficult for Alaska Native people, but they lived full lives. Today survival is easier, but Alaska Native people are dying young. Alaska Native people ...


Summer in Alaska, means making the most of time spent outdoors, especially fishing and soaking up as much of the midnight sun as we can. While enjoying the outdoors, wearing proper eyewear can help reduce the risk of suffering an eye injury. The majority of freshwater and saltwater fishing-related eye injuries seen at ANMC are preventable with ballistic protective lenses, which are designed to protect your eyes from small projectiles and fragments. Our ophthalmologists recommend protective glasses be used at ...

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