Category: Health Advocacy

ANMC Purchased Referred Care (PRC) offers limited benefits to eligible Alaska Native and American Indian beneficiaries to help with emergency medical care while traveling outside of Alaska. Patients who meet ANMC’s eligibility criteria and residency requirements qualify. To meet residency requirements, the individual must not have been absent from Alaska for more than 180 days; and intend to live in Alaska indefinitely. Individuals who move back to Alaska must live in Alaska for at least 180 days, with the intent ...

Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community. September is National Recovery Month. Observing Recovery Month helps to increase awareness and understanding of substance use disorders, increase knowledge of recovery resources and provide support by sharing personal stories of addiction and recovery. This year’s theme for National Recovery Month is Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community. Substance use treatment and mental health services can support those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to ...

During the summer of 2021, the residential area of Stebbins, in northwest Alaska, saw homes throughout the community installed with 10 Mini Portable Alternative Sanitation Systems (PASS).  Watch the following video about the installation of this important new system and the significance of clean water in rural Alaska. You can also view photos and read additional information on the MINI PASS system and its set up here:  https://anthc.org/mukluk-telegraph-summer-2021/#Mini-PASS

Thanks to modern medicine and Tribal health advancements, many diseases that were once devastating are no longer common in the United States. However, diseases can still spread quickly if we stop vaccinating against them. The 2019 measles outbreaks are a reminder of how quickly diseases can spread when children are not vaccinated. We recognize August as National Immunization Awareness Month and an opportunity to talk about safe, effective immunizations that have saved countless lives. Immunizations for all ages are a ...

The Spring 2021 Mukluk Telegraph newspaper is now online!Featuring these stories: ANMC staff celebrates our nurses!ANMC Surgical System technologyMental Health Awareness Month activities Also, check out these health tips: ATV SafetyBoating Safety Or this recipe for bok choy with moose stir-fry and a special recap of the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation’s Raven’s Resilience Celebration. The Mukluk Telegraph is the official newspaper of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. We are continuously working to protect and care for our community throughout Alaska while we address the COVID-19 pandemic and ...

Wellness includes having a positive purpose in life, satisfying work, play, joyful relationships, a healthy body, living environment, and happiness. To honor May as Mental Health Awareness Month, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium will promote wellness activities to improve both mental and physical health! Starting Monday, May 3, these activities will be located on ANTHC’s website at https://anthc.org/mentalhealthawareness/ along with a digital activity toolkit. Be sure to follow ANTHC on Facebook and Instagram to join in and recognize Mental Health Awareness Month. WEEK 1: MAY ...