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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 ...


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; colorectal cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers among Alaska Native people. This story can also be found in the current issue of the Mukluk Telegraph. We are tackling colorectal cancer (CRC) through research. Alaska Native people have the highest reported rates of CRC in the world. ANTHC is working to find out why. Below are descriptions of CRC studies at ANTHC and their findings and/or what they hope to learn. Measuring ...


What guides research at ANTHC? Research at ANTHC addresses the health and well-being of Alaska Native people. The goal of ANTHC research is to provide information that will lead to healthier Alaska Native communities. Our researchers study trends and develop solutions for priority health problems. This is done in partnership with Tribal health organizations and communities. ANTHC researchers also study factors that influence the health of Alaska Native families, such as the importance of clean water access in reducing communicable ...


The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has awarded a new five-year cooperative agreement to increase the capacity of Tribal Epidemiology Centers to deliver public health functions to, and with, the Tribes/villages in their Indian Health Service (IHS) Area. A total of approximately $8.5 million was awarded in fiscal year 2018 to the 12 Tribal Epidemiology Centers and to one National Coordinating Center. In addition, the ANTHC Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, one of the 12 Tribal Epidemiology ...


In order to create positive health outcomes, we first must be well informed about the overall health of our people. The Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, also known as the EpiCenter, recently published the second edition of the Alaska Native Health Status Report, which covers a range of health indicators and provides data for Alaska Native people. The report provides a statewide overview of the health status of Alaska Native people living in Alaska. The data can help demonstrate significant health ...

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