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Category: Health Advocacy


As the State of Alaska embarks on its next phase of planning for improving public health of Alaskans, help the State and ANTHC understand statewide health concerns by taking the Healthy Alaskans 2030 survey by clicking here. The State of Alaska, through its Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), partnered with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to create the State’s health improvement plan called Healthy Alaskans 2020. The Healthy Alaskans 2020 mission is “Healthy Alaskans in healthy communities”. ...


Jumping, dancing and fun await 10,000 Alaskan children from Ketchikan to Kotzebue and all points in between on Feb. 21 – the statewide PLAAY Day, an event celebrating the importance of incorporating physical activity into our daily routines. At 10 a.m. on Feb. 21, elementary-aged students will be led in a series of synchronized exercises and adaptable body movements aimed to keep Alaska children active and healthy. Positive Leadership for Active Alaska Youth, or “PLAAY” Day, partners with ANTHC, University ...


For several years, ANTHC has been a volunteer home for AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members. These individuals devote a year of their time to tackling pressing issues in rural communities impacted by poverty. At ANTHC, these volunteers have built and implemented innovative and sustainable solutions improving Alaska Native health and economic well-being. Some have even joined ANTHC as high-performing employees. This year, ANTHC became a direct host site for AmeriCorps VISTA members, working directly with Corporation for ...


The 10th Annual ANMC Health Fair will be held at the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Conference at the Dena’ina Convention Center in Anchorage. ANTHC partnered with Southcentral Foundation (SCF) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to host this year’s health fair on Oct. 18 and 19. Exhibitors at the ANMC Health Fair offer a variety of health information and services for AFN attendees. Free flu vaccines will be offered to adult health fair attendees during the two ...


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 ...

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