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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 ...


The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) are pleased to announce that the draft state health improvement plan, Healthy Alaskans 2030, is now open for public comment on the State of Alaska Public Notice website at http://notice.alaska.gov/199049 until Sept. 2, 2020, at 5 p.m. Healthy Alaskans is a long-standing partnership and joint effort of DHSS and ANTHC to provide data-driven objectives for ambitious — yet achievable — goals ...


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 ...


In recent weeks, the number of people with active cases of COVID-19 has steadily increased across Alaska (read more at State of Alaska data hub). As COVID-19 infection rates increase, so does the need for medical intervention. As a result, there is an increased number of patients requiring hospitalization at Alaska’s hospitals, including at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Increased spread of COVID-19 has decreased other hospital and public health resources meaning: Fewer hospital beds availableDecreased capacity for public and ...