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Join the ANTHC Board of Directors and Consortium leaders at the ANTHC Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage. The ANTHC Annual Meeting is an opportunity for our people and our Tribal partners to learn about our work and share feedback with ANTHC leadership. The meeting will include an overview of ANTHC accomplishments from fiscal year 2019. There will also be educational displays on various ANTHC programs and our efforts to improve access, quality and ...

We Once Were Here

November 11, 2019

The town of Newtok, Alaska, named for the vast delta grasses and the sound they make in wind, clearly hears another sound: the river. Newtok, Yup’ik for “rustling of the grass,” is located within the 19 million-acre Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, a spongy lowland dotted with rivers, sloughs, streams and lakes. Water is everywhere. When it was established in the 1940s, Newtok was well inland, located near a sweeping bend of the Ninglick River. However, over the last 40 ...


After a successful first year as a direct host site for AmeriCorps VISTA members, ANTHC is again hosting VISTAs who will support our vision that Alaska Native people are the healthiest people in the world. AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members devote a year of their time to tackling pressing issues in rural communities impacted by poverty. This year, ANTHC hosts seven members who will work on projects spanning the state. They will work with a variety of ...


The new issue of the Mukluk Telegraph, ANTHC’s quarterly newspaper, is now available on the Alaska Native Health Campus, at our Tribal partner organizations and online. The cover story highlights our recent, largest-ever cohort of Dental Health Aide Therapist program graduates. Other stories include the opening of the Allergy and Immunology specialty clinic at ANMC, a photo essay showcasing New Stuyahok and their efforts to increase ATV safety, and tips for staying healthy during flu season. If you would like ...


ANMC’s nurses provide culturally appropriate, family-centered care in a unique hospital environment, and they are constantly seeking ways to improve the services and care we provide. In an effort to further recognize our nurses for their outstanding work, ANMC partnered with the DAISY Award, an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Congratulations to DAISY Award honoree, Barbara Christensen, an RN on ANMC’s Critical Care Unit, who was recognized ...


In 2017, there were 102 overdose deaths involving opioids throughout the state of Alaska—a rate of 13.9 per 100,000 persons. Prescription opioids (such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and morphine) are prescribed by doctors to treat moderate to severe pain. However, they have serious risks and side effects, including dependency, addiction, overdose and accidental poisoning. In order to assist in the prevention of substance misuse and accidental poisoning, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium now provides free medicine disposal products through the iknowmine ...