Category: Health Advocacy

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 ...

Approximately 3,300 homes in over 30 communities in rural Alaska lack in-home piped water, leading to low in-home water use. Community facilities, such as washeterias, help bridge gaps in household water access where piped water may not be immediately accessible. Washeterias are core and essential community facilities that play an important role in critical hygiene activities, such as bathing and laundry, for these locations and help increase sufficient water usage to protect health. Ease of water access and increased usage ...

Small changes can make a big impact for you and your family. Choose healthy drinks for a variety of healthy lifestyle benefits.One of the easiest changes to make is to swap out sugar-sweetened beverages for healthier drinks such as water.  By choosing water more often, we can prevent tooth decay, diabetes and obesity.When focusing on health, parents often try to switch out sugary foods but are often unaware of how much added sugar their children (and themselves) are consuming through what we drink. ...

The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation (HANF) Raven’s Ball has been a celebratory event raising funds for the Alaska Tribal Health System for the last 13 years, however, this year HANF has transformed the 14th annual spring gala fundraiser into an online event called the Raven’s Resilience CelebrationThe celebration will take place online and run for three days, from April 20 through April 22, 2021. The Online Auction will open on Tuesday, April 20 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). The Luminary Awards, ...

March is Alaska’s statewide ode to sobriety awareness and celebrating our friends, neighbors, relatives, and all who are in recovery. As we approach the fourth year of the state’s Sobriety Awareness Month, it is important to acknowledge how we can and should support Alaskans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs. Every Friday in March, the Consortium is sharing a video series featuring five individuals who are living sober. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to hear their stories of recovery, how ...