ANMC to host 10th Annual Health Fair at Alaska Federation of Natives conferenceOctober 8, 2018
Categories: Alaska Native Medical Center,ANTHC,Health Advocacy,Healthy Medical Services,Healthy People and Prevention
The 10th Annual ANMC Health Fair will be held at the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Conference at the Dena’ina Convention Center in Anchorage. ANTHC partnered with Southcentral Foundation (SCF) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to host this year’s health fair on Oct. 18 and 19. Exhibitors at the ANMC Health Fair offer a variety of health information and services for AFN attendees. Free flu vaccines will be offered to adult health fair attendees during the two days of the health fair. Many ANTHC and SCF programs will be present at the health fair, providing valuable information on health and wellness services to people attending AFN. Our programs will provide information, tobacco cessation, dental care, colorectal cancer awareness, breast and cervical cancer awareness, STD education, traditional foods, healthy meal planning and more. ANMC Customer Experience will also be on hand to answer questions about customer experience, patient housing and travel, as well as listen to compliments and concerns from our people from around the state. This year, the ANMC Health fair will also feature a Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive to increase the number of Alaska Native and American Indian people in the donor registry. Less than 1 percent of Alaska Native and American Indian people are represented in the bone marrow donor registry, the largest and most diverse stem cell registry in the world. For patients diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases, a bone marrow or umbilical cord stem cell transplant may be their best or only hope for a cure. We are looking forward to our 10th time hosting the health fair and providing information on a wide variety of health topics to our people from across Alaska. See you next week at the Dena’ina Convention Center!