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Category: Health Advocacy


Healthy Alaskans is a set of goals to improve the health and wellness of all Alaskans that was originally created in 2000 and is updated every decade. This collaborative partnership between the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is unique in that it is the only state health improvement plan in the nation co-sponsored by state and Tribal governments that share health improvement goals. “This one of a kind partnership ...


Jackie Crisci, an enrolled member of the  Native Village of Wales, was recently hired as ANTHC’s Regional Liaison for Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC). After spending time at ANTHC’s offices in Anchorage learning about the ANTHC resources available to support Tribal members in the Norton Sound region, she has returned home to Nome to support her people. Crisci is located on the first floor of the Norton Sound Hospital right next to the Nome Travel office. ANTHC recognizes the need ...


Alaska Native leaders, Tribal partners and community members from across the state joined ANTHC’s Board of Directors and executive staff for the Consortium’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Dena’ina Civic Center in Anchorage. The Annual Meeting is an exciting event that allows us to discuss our accomplishments and challenges in the last year, while also getting a chance to connect and communicate face to face with our people.  This year’s annual report featured the theme “Health Within ...


When your car starts making a weird noise, how do you determine what the problems are? You first see what warning lights show up, then you might pop the hood and investigate further based on what you see. Those warning lights or indicators of your car’s well-being are similar to the Leading Health Indicators that the Healthy Alaskans project uses to measure the state’s health as a whole. Every decade, the Healthy Alaskans project chooses a certain number of health ...


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 American Cancer Society – Alaska Advisory Board honored the Consortium this summer, along with five fellow contributors to cancer recovery. ANTHC was the first organization in Alaska selected for the 2019 Innovator Champion Award for dedicating expertise and ingenuity to fight cancer in Alaska Native communities and beyond.  Many Alaskans experience the challenging toll of cancer. The ANMC Oncology and Hematology Clinic specializes in providing a range of services for our people. The Consortium’s Cancer Program within ANTHC Community ...