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Category: Health Advocacy


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 ...


In recent years, Alaska has seen an increase in substance abuse among both adults and adolescents. October’s National Substance Abuse Prevention Month raises awareness of how our state can reduce and prevent substance use and abuse. Healthy Alaskans 2020, a joint project of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, works with local and statewide partners to raise awareness and prevention around important health issues across the state by tracking selected health ...


Last week, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price met with Tribal leaders from across the state, hosted by ANTHC. The visit marked Secretary Price’s first trip to Alaska and offered the opportunity to learn more about our Tribal health system, partnership with the Indian Health Service and health care challenges facing Alaska Native people. These vary throughout the state, but with every region represented, Secretary Price heard about the importance of federal funding for health care and aging ...


First Alaskans Institute, in partnership with ANTHC, is hosting a community conversation event about the transformation of Alaska Pacific University (APU) to a Tribal university. The event will be held Saturday, July 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Atwood Center on the APU campus. This gathering will include remarks and participation by special Māori guests with extensive experience in Māori higher education – Bentham Ohia, Aroha Te Kanawa and Leesah Murray – who will share their story from ...


Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium staff with the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center recently visited our partners at SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) to provide evaluation technical assistance for SEARHC’s Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) and Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) projects. ANTHC collaborations with our regional Tribal health partners help strengthen the Alaska Tribal Health System and provide opportunities for ANTHC staff to learn and share on a statewide basis. While in Sitka, ANTHC staff participated in an ...

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