Category: Health Advocacy

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 ...

The Winter 2021 Mukluk Telegraph newspaper is now online! Featuring these stories: ANMC staff receive first COVID-19 vaccinations in AlaskaChevak: A success story in Tribal utility partnership‘Don’t let me have gone through this for nothing.’ Son shares mother’s legacy after her passing from colorectal cancer Also check out these videos: Protecting Our People: COVID-19 info in five Alaska Native languagesVideo 2020 Year in Review Or this recipe for caribou soup and share with others how to keep a healthy home! ...

When Chevak joined the Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative (ARUC) in 2004, the program was in its infancy. Chevak, and a handful of other communities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region, recognized the advantages of working together to manage, operate and maintain their water and sewer systems. For Chevak, the partnership with ARUC has resulted in nearly 50 percent reductions in water and sewer costs for residents, a robust reserve account and a more efficient and self-sustaining system. Each ARUC community operates their ...