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Many of us know or have heard a story about the impacts that non-immunized Alaskans, specifically children, have on others. National Immunization Awareness Month is an annual observance held to provide information on the benefits of immunization and the risks of foregoing important recommended immunizations. The State Health Improvement Plan, Healthy Alaskans 2020, works with local and statewide partners to raise awareness about the importance of immunization as an effective means of infectious disease prevention across the state. The associated ...


Patient Housing at ANMC has been open for a year and a half now, and our people are enjoying the additional accommodations on campus. Guest satisfaction for Patient Housing remains extremely positive, with our overall customer satisfaction at 89 percent based on surveys returned by our guests in June 2018. “We constantly receive positive feedback from our guests staying at Patient Housing at ANMC,” said Athena Midvag, General Manager for Patient Housing at ANMC. “Our guests love being connected to ...


ANMC Pharmacy and the Aurora Borealis Branch of Commissioned Officers Association partnered to join Project HOPE (Harm reduction, Overdose Prevention and Education) to help advance the Surgeon General’s initiative to equip individuals with the potentially lifesaving medication, naloxone. On July 12, 43 U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers gathered to make 273 Project HOPE overdose response kits. According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) website, too much of an opioid can affect parts of the ...


Celebrating ANTHC’s 20th year: During 2018, ANTHC is celebrating its 20th year of operations. ANTHC has marked new achievements to improve Alaska Native health care through our Board-led Tribal self-governance and leadership. If you have stories to share about ANTHC or the history of the Alaska Tribal Health System, send an email to news@anthc.org. This story originally ran in the April-June issue of the Mukluk Telegraph. When Tribal health organizations across the state came together to form the Alaska Native ...


For years, Alaska Native leaders negotiated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for permission to serve traditional foods to those who could most benefit from their healing and comforting effects. ANTHC is a long-time advocate for the positive aspects of harvesting and eating traditional foods – and the ability to serve them to our patients and visitors at the Alaska Native Medical Center. ANMC Food and Nutrition Services currently serves a variety of traditional foods to our people who are ...


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 at www.anthc.org. The cover story continues the 20th year celebration of ANTHC with a profile of ANTHC’s Rural Energy Initiative, developed under Tribal leadership of ANTHC. Other stories include information on new health care and Tribal management degree programs at Alaska Pacific University, health tips for drinking more water, boating safety, green home cleaning ...

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