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September is recognized as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and this year COVID-19 has put undue strain and anxiety on our people, families and communities across Alaska. During the month, the ANTHC Injury Prevention Program wants to provide resources and actions that show the resiliency and strength of our people and Alaskans across the state. Bounce Back Photo Contest – submit your photos here About the contest: Open to all Alaskans.Three age groups: under 19; 20-39; 40 and older.One winner from ...


Olinka Peterson was recently hired as ANTHC’s Regional liaison for Bethel and Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) area. After spending a week at ANTHC’s offices in Anchorage learning about the ANTHC resources available to support Tribal members in the YKHC region, Peterson is now working in Bethel as a local ANTHC resource.Peterson was born in Bethel, grew up in Kasigluk, and spent time in Anchorage and other parts of Alaska before finding her way back to Bethel in 2010. Peterson is ...


As of Monday, Aug. 24, the ANMC COVID-19 drive-thru and walk-up nasal swab testing site is temporarily relocating to the parking lot at 4500 Diplomacy Drive. Follow directional signage to the new location and follow us on our blog and social media for the most up to date information. Testing will be available as scheduled at the current location through the weekend. The testing site will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 24 at its new temporary location at ...


Thank you to ANTHC staff member Danielle Larsen for sharing her first-hand experience with COVID-19. The story below is shared with her permission to help raise awareness about how easily this virus can be spread and precautions she recommends our community members take. Let me first tell you, I always wore a mask when I left my house and religiously used hand sanitizer. I work in health care and knew all the precautions to take after months of creating materials ...


Missing out on regular activities is a common story across Alaska. As we begin to put dates back on our calendars, remember to put your health care appointments back in too. Chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure don’t take a break during a pandemic. Children still need their well-child visits and immunizations to be protected from diseases. Cancer can still spread undetected and heart attacks can still strike. Your health is important. Protect it now and in the ...


Intro note: As we begin to put dates back on our calendars, remember to put your health care appointments and preventive screenings back in too. ANMC has safely reopened its specialty care clinics for cancer screenings and other health care needs difficult to complete over telehealth video appointments. Call your provider about options available and learn about what we’re doing to keep patients and staff safe during COVID-19. This story shares the importance of early colorectal cancer screening for Alaska ...