The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is a nonprofit Tribal health organization designed to meet the unique health needs of more than 180,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people living in our state.
In pursuit of our vision that Alaska Native people are the healthiest people in the world, ANTHC provides world-renowned health services. Our services include specialty medical care at the Alaska Native Medical Center, community wellness programs, disease research and prevention, rural provider training, and rural water and sanitation systems construction across Alaska.
ANTHC is a national leader in Tribal health. We are the largest, most comprehensive Tribal health organization in the United States, and Alaska’s second-largest health employer, with more than 3,000 employees. Tribal self-governance allows ANTHC to provide culturally appropriate, high-quality health services in partnership with our people and the Alaska Tribal Health System.
Throughout the year, ANTHC provides regular updates on our work and services. Our top stories from 2019 provide more information on stories from our annual report.
To stay up to date in the coming year, read the ANTHC news blog, follow us on social media or subscribe to the ANTHC Health Beat e-newsletter.
Looking ahead, new patient care space will be needed at ANMC to continue serving patients in a safe, timely and efficient manner. Factors impacting future hospital growth needs:
ANMC is a state-of-the-art hospital providing specialty medical services for Alaska Native and American Indian people.
Since 2011, medical specialists at ANMC have seen more patients and increased access to care with specialty clinic visits by 93%.
In 2019, ANTHC added its 36th specialty, Allergy and Immunology.
Travel Management Office and Housing staff provide patients with exceptional quality and continuously improve the travel and accommodations experience.
This year, improvements include:
Improving access to care includes efforts to increase telehealth services, which provides our people access to specialists without leaving their home communities.
Behavioral and mental wellness are crucial to individual and community health in rural Alaska. ANTHC Behavioral Health initiatives include:
The ANTHC-APU strategic partnership is creating solutions for Tribal health needs, developing four new degree programs in:
Record Class of 10 Dental Health Aide Therapists from ANTHC and Ilisagvik College's ADTEP program in 2019
Following a near fatal ATV crash in New Stuyahok, ANTHC partnered with the community and Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation to create ATV safety education.
ANTHC delivers high-quality care for the benefit of our people. Often, our work meets award-winning standards. This year ANTHC was recognized as:
10 NEW DENTAL HEALTH AIDE THERAPISTS bringing oral health care to rural locations
4 NEW APU DEGREE PROGRAMS supporting Alaska's health needs
135 PARTICIPANTS in the inaugural Alaska Indigenous Research Program
120 STUDENTS provided with ATV helmets and ATV safety education