20 years of Tribal Self-Governance and Leadership: ANTHC Annual MeetingNovember 27, 2017
Alaska Native leaders, Tribal partners and community members from across the state joined ANTHC’s Board of Directors and executive staff for the Consortium’s Annual Meeting on Monday at the Dena’ina Civic Center in Anchorage. The Annual Meeting is an exciting event that allows us to discuss our accomplishments and challenges in the last year, while also getting a chance to connect and communicate face to face with our people.
ANTHC was formed in 1997, when Tribal health leaders across the state collaborated to manage the Tribal health system on behalf of the people it serves. This year’s annual meeting kicked off ANTHC’s 20th year of operations with the theme “20 years of Tribal Self-Governance and Leadership,” which was communicated throughout our presentations, as well as in our annual report for fiscal year 2017 and our year in review video shown during the event.
The annual meeting gave leadership and staff the opportunity to discuss improvements we have made to the Alaska Native Health Campus and the services we provide across the state including: facility improvements at the Alaska Native Medical Center; the first year of operations of our new patient housing facility; bringing wellness and prevention efforts closer to home; providing water and sanitation services to more communities; expanding educational opportunities for the future of the Alaska Tribal Health System and more.
After the presentations, attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments directly to our Consortium leaders about the work we do and the services we provide across Alaska. We always appreciate the chance to hear feedback directly from our people. Thank you to those for sharing their thoughtful comments and concerns.