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The Alaska Native Medical Center was recently reverified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). ANMC was Alaska’s first Level II Trauma Center – first receiving verification in 1999. This achievement recognizes ANMC’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. “Our performance in providing the best care possible for injured patients was reaffirmed by the American College ...


With cold weather encouraging people to stay inside near a warm fire, now is a good time to think about how the proper maintenance of our woodstoves can protect our safety and health, as well as the longevity of the stove. It’s important to keep tabs on what you are burning and how it burns. For instance, a black, soot-filled window on your woodstove can be an indication that maintenance is needed, or burning practices need to be changed. A ...


In mid-2018, the Northwest Arctic Borough (NAB) partnered with ANTHC and Maniilaq Association to create a regional utility assistance program known as the Community Utility Assistance Program (CUAP). The program has ambitious goals to make water and sewer affordable, reduce water/sewer system emergencies, provide training and support for operators and administrators, and help communities become more competitive for construction grants. Data from the first six months of this partnership is encouraging. Nine of 10 communities in the borough joined the ...


As the State of Alaska embarks on its next phase of planning for improving public health of Alaskans, help the State and ANTHC understand statewide health concerns by taking the Healthy Alaskans 2030 survey by clicking here. The State of Alaska, through its Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), partnered with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to create the State’s health improvement plan called Healthy Alaskans 2020. The Healthy Alaskans 2020 mission is “Healthy Alaskans in healthy communities”. ...


The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) urges hospitals and birthing centers to meet the national standard of care by providing a universal birth dose of hepatitis B vaccine in order to provide infants with protection against the disease from a variety of types of exposures. In 2018, newborns were administered the hepatitis B vaccine before leaving the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) hospital at an average rate of more than 90 percent, protecting them from chronic hepatitis B infection and liver ...


Congratulations to Dr. Ellen Provost, ANTHC’s Director of the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, for her recognition by the Alaska Public Health Association Board of Directors as the 2019 recipient of the Dr. Anne P. Lanier Meritorious Health Service Award. The Dr. Anne P. Lanier Meritorious Health Service Award recognizes the achievements of an individual in the area of health in Alaska over an extended period of time of more than 10 years. The award is named for Dr. Anne Lanier, ...


In Alaska, we use social media to connect with friends and family, share photos and recipes, update loved ones on how we’re doing, and watch videos of puppies and babies. At ANTHC, we’re connecting with our followers to share stories of our work and Alaska Native people. On Facebook (facebook.com/ANTHCToday), we share news, events, safety tips, services and general goings-on at the Consortium. On Instagram, a growing platform, we are gaining followers for sharing our vision that Alaska Native people ...


ANTHC is always looking for ways to make our patients’ visits more comfortable. For some of our youngest patients, the Consortium has made efforts to brighten up their day, even if it’s for a few precious moments as they move through the halls of ANMC’s Inpatient Pediatrics Unit. Custom, family-friendly wall graphics extend the comfort and overall experience for our young patients. These were recently installed in key locations within the department.Inpatient Pediatrics was previously remodeled in 2013 to enhance ...


For our patients living outside of the Anchorage Service Unit, ANTHC offers a Walk-in Clinic for non-emergent health care services for our people while visiting town. The Walk-in Clinic is for our patients of all ages who have an illness or injury that needs immediate care but are not experiencing a medical emergency. Here are some reasons to visit the Walk-in Clinic at ANMC: Medication refills Vaccinations Fever School and Dept. of Transportation physicals Sinus and ear infections Sore throats ...


Jumping, dancing and fun await 10,000 Alaskan children from Ketchikan to Kotzebue and all points in between on Feb. 21 – the statewide PLAAY Day, an event celebrating the importance of incorporating physical activity into our daily routines. At 10 a.m. on Feb. 21, elementary-aged students will be led in a series of synchronized exercises and adaptable body movements aimed to keep Alaska children active and healthy. Positive Leadership for Active Alaska Youth, or “PLAAY” Day, partners with ANTHC, University ...

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