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Category: Health Research and Data


ANTHC and Alaska Pacific University (APU) hosted the first-ever Alaska Indigenous Research Program (AKIRP) in Anchorage. The theme for the program, which was held in May, was Promoting Resilience, Health and Wellness. The research program aims to increase cultural humility and sensitivity of health researchers with emphasis on the importance of Tribally-driven and culturally responsive research as well as support and grow Indigenous researchers and scholars. The program included three weeks of courses designed for all levels of research and ...


Are you Alaska Native or American Indian and interested in health research? Are you a researcher or public health professional interested in Alaska Native health research? Are you at least 18 years old? The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Alaska Pacific University invite you to attend the first Alaska Indigenous Research Program: Promoting Resilience, Health, and Wellness in Anchorage, Alaska. The program will include three weeks of different courses from May 6-24 at no cost to attendees. The courses ...


Alaska Native people have one of the highest rates of colon cancer in the world. To help improve the health of our families and future generations, ANTHC and the University of Pittsburgh are conducting a research study. The researchers will look at the effect fiber (found in fruits and vegetables) in the diet has on colon cancer risk. Foods we eat may affect our risk for colon cancer. Studies suggest that when people eat more fiber it can reduce their ...


Congratulations to Dr. Ellen Provost, ANTHC’s Director of the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, for her recognition by the Alaska Public Health Association Board of Directors as the 2019 recipient of the Dr. Anne P. Lanier Meritorious Health Service Award. The Dr. Anne P. Lanier Meritorious Health Service Award recognizes the achievements of an individual in the area of health in Alaska over an extended period of time of more than 10 years. The award is named for Dr. Anne Lanier, ...


The Alaska Native Tumor Registry, housed within the ANTHC Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, has been awarded a first-place award for data quality by the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program for the first time. The award, given for the 2018 data year, is awarded to cancer registries that meet all 14 data quality metrics outlined by the SEER program. The Alaska Native Tumor Registry is a collection of cancer information going back to 1969 on all ...


Grants are an important resource for the work of the Alaska Tribal Health System, but navigating the process of grant writing can be overwhelming. In August, ANTHC’s Alaska Native Epidemiology Center sponsored 29 Tribal health professionals from around the state for a two-and-a-half-day grant writing training session with national experts from the Office of Minority Health Resource Center. Representatives from 13 different Alaska Tribal organizations attended the training, which helped participants improve their grant-writing skills. The training included elements needed ...

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