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Category: Health Advocacy


Did you know Tribes and Tribal health organizations now pay for health insurance for Alaska Native and American Indian people who qualify? The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is offering Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance (T-SHIP), which will give our people enrolled more health care options and help expand access to care in Tribal health facilities.  What is T-SHIP? In May 2014, Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance Program was created to benefit our patients as well as Tribal health organizations across Alaska. ANTHC saves ...


With help from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Spruce Island Development Corporation, the City of Ouzinkie, a community just north of Kodiak, secured nearly $2 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). CDBG grants are provided to help local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities. In Ouzinkie’s case, the funding will help replace aging ...


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 ...

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