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Call for 2019 Luminary Award nominees

October 8, 2018

Do you know someone who has helped chart the course toward better health for Alaska Native people? The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation is calling for nominees for the 2019 Luminary Awards, which recognize individuals for their dedication and outstanding contribution to the Alaska Tribal Health System and community. The nomination deadline for the 2019 Luminary Awards is close of business Friday, Oct. 26. The Luminary Awards are handed out at the annual Raven’s Ball, one of Alaska’s premier black-tie parties and dynamic fundraising events. HANF hosts the 12th annual Raven’s Ball on Saturday, March 23 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. Nominate someone who has mapped out better health for our people here: There are three Luminary Award categories: President’s Legacy & Leadership Award: This award recognizes an outstanding Tribal health leader and/or health care professional, either formal or informal, who has impacted the culture and performance of the Alaska Tribal Health System. This individual should be recognized as an expert in their field as well as someone who has displayed a long-term commitment to helping improve the Alaska Tribal Health System. Distinguished Provider Award: This award recognizes a health care provider whose dedication has made a difference in the lives of those patients they care for and in the Alaska Tribal Health System. This award can go to a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, midwife, optometrist, physical therapist, dietitian, health aide or any other clinician. Outstanding Rural Health Champion Award: New for 2019, this award recognizes individuals, departments or organizations in rural Alaska who have made an outstanding contribution to rural life, people, and/or programs by dedicating their time and talents to improving the health and well-being of others. This award can go to any Tribal health provider in rural Alaska. The 2019 Raven’s Ball will continue its tradition of philanthropy that benefits the Foundation’s three key initiatives: improving medical care; strengthening wellness and prevention efforts; and promoting healthy village environments. The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation works to raise awareness and funding to further ANTHC’s vision. For more information, visit

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