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This Memorial Day weekend marks a time to remember military members who have died in service to the United States. Memorial Day also marks the unofficial start to summer and boating season. As the summer days grow longer, our Alaska Native people will spend more time on the water – whether it’s on boats or shores, fishing or for recreation. However, every year, water related accidents and fatalities affect our Native community. On average, 17 Alaska Native people drown each ...


An Alaska Pacific University tuition scholarship is now available to anyone employed in the Alaska Tribal Health System (ATHS) and their dependents. The tuition scholarship is up to 50 percent and the program is provided/funded by APU and ANTHC. ATHS employees must be admitted as a new student** in a degree-seeking program at APU to qualify for this tuition scholarship. Eligible candidates are encouraged to submit an APU application for admission and the ANTHC scholarship application as soon as possible. ...


As part of a community-driven solution, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium introduced the first successful dental therapist workforce in the United States in 2004. Dental Health Aide Therapists (DHATs) provide culturally appropriate dental education and routine dental services in Alaska Native communities, usually their home village, within the scope of their training. The program was recently profiled by Do Something Awesome, a film storytelling project of WorkingNation, to showcase unique solutions in workforce development across the U.S. The article and ...


The ANTHC Tobacco Prevention Program is now enrolling the second cohort of ANTHC’s online Tobacco Treatment Specialist training. Participants will be able to use the ANTHC Distance Learning Network to complete this online training from Feb. 1 to March 29. Registration will close on Thursday, Jan. 31, or once the training is full. The training teaches health care professionals the necessary skills to provide effective, evidence-based interventions for individuals who are ready to quit using tobacco. The training has 10 ...


This story was one of ANTHC’s top news items in 2018. The original story was published in February 2018. Recently, Alaska Pacific University announced the launch of five innovative undergraduate and graduate programs designed to meet the pressing workforce development needs of the state and strengthen Alaska Native communities. Building on the strategic partnership with ANTHC, APU has developed new programs in nursing, community health, and rural management and redesigned programs in counseling psychology. Each of these academic programs supports ...


This story was one of ANTHC’s top news items in 2018. The original story was published in November 2018. The Harvard Honoring Nations awarded the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s three health aide training programs, collaboratively known as the Tribal Community Health Provider Programs, with its High Honors award during a special presentation at the 75th annual National Congress of American Indians conference in Denver, Colorado. According to The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, Honoring Nations “identifies, celebrates ...

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