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The Warren Weaver/Richard Penna Award is granted annually by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) in two categories, individual and organization. Recipients are recognized for outstanding voluntary contributions to the advancement of BPS board certification of pharmacists. The award was recently presented to ANMC by Brian Lawson, Senior Director, Professional Affairs and International Engagement with the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. Lawson stated that ANMC was unanimously selected as the 2020 winner for their work to advance health care by promoting ...


Photo above: Stop the Bleed training attendees at Maniilaq Health Center in Kotzebue practice packing a wound. Bleeding is the leading cause of preventable death after injury. In an emergency, someone can bleed to death in as little as three minutes with no intervention. In rural Alaska, the reality of this hits hard, as the isolated locations and lack of medically trained first responders can be a big factor. In many rural Alaska communities, first responders are often your friends ...


Alaskans are coming together to celebrate Sobriety Awareness Month in March. By celebrating sobriety, we are celebrating all individuals in all stages of their recovery path. This month provides an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate those who actively chose to live without using harmful substances. Show your support by wearing a white Sobriety Awareness Ribbon throughout March—free awareness ribbons can be picked up at the ANMC Information Desk and ANTHC’s Healthy Communities Building, Suite 201. The statewide observance educates Alaskans ...


The 2020 Census is underway and every Alaskan counts. It is especially important for Alaska Native people to be accurately counted for the benefit of ourselves, our families, our communities and our Tribes. ANTHC encourages every Alaskan to participate in the 2020 Census. Hospitals, clinics and other health programs across the state rely on accurate data from the census to receive adequate financial assistance to provide care to uninsured, low-income children (Denali KidCare/CHIP), pregnant women, and seniors who meet income ...


Crystal Duncan, Tlingit and an enrolled member of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, was recently hired as ANTHC’s Regional Liaison for SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC). After spending time at ANTHC’s offices in Anchorage learning about the ANTHC resources available, Duncan has returned to Sitka to support patients in her region. Duncan is located on the SEARHC campus in Sitka at 223 Tongass Drive (small house across from Mount Edgecumbe Medical Center). ANTHC’s wide range of services can make ...


Alaska Native Medical Center does not have a confirmed Novel Coronavirus patient and there are no confirmed cases in Alaska. In case of a confirmed Novel Coronavirus patient, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health would provide information to the public. ANMC is prepared to treat and control the spread of infectious disease and is continuing to prepare in the event the recommendations evolve. Other strains of Coronavirus are very common and do not cause ...


On Jan. 21, Lizzie Chimiugak, an Elder from Toksook Bay, was the first person counted in the 2020 U.S. Census: Toksook Bay elder is first person counted in 2020 US census. Now the 2020 Census is officially underway, the counting began with residents in rural Alaska. This once-a-decade population count is used as the basis for distributing more than $800 billion in federal funds annually to states, boroughs, and communities to support resources such as schools, hospitals and fire departments. ...


A critical incident is any situation that causes an individual or group to experience strong emotional reactions. Critical incident stress management (CISM) teams aim to assist people affected by potentially traumatic events by providing emotional first aid to compassionately support individuals and groups. The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and State of Alaska have partnered to provide four trainings to individuals interested in CISM. The courses are free and open to the public. The first two classes are introductory and ...


Healthy Alaskans is a set of goals to improve the health and wellness of all Alaskans that was originally created in 2000 and is updated every decade. This collaborative partnership between the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is unique in that it is the only state health improvement plan in the nation co-sponsored by state and Tribal governments that share health improvement goals. “This one of a kind partnership ...


If you have been to the ANMC hospital recently, you may have noticed a new collection of signs, graphics and maps throughout the facility. In an effort to ensure easier navigation, colored graphic zones were created to help patients and visitors locate where they need to go while visiting ANMC. The hospital is now divided by color and graphic into the Water (blue) and Mountain (purple) regions. These colors and icons align with the physical locations of nearby water, Cook ...