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Category: Health Training and Education


Congratulations to the recent group of Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation Community Health Aide/Practitioners (CHA/Ps). The CHAP Session IV graduates include: Sephora Trefon, Perryville Madison Ayson, Chignik Bay Sophia Petla, New Stuyahok Melanie Chingliak, Goodnews Bay The training sessions were completed in Dillingham in two parts, June and August. Two instructors, Carolyn Craig and Cora Bosshart, came from Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in Anchorage. The in-person training supplemented online distance learning the health aides had completed over the past ...


Chew on this: A new study released by the University of Washington shows that children in our Alaska Native communities who are served frequently by Dental Health Aide Therapists (ADTEPs) had lower rates of tooth extractions and more preventative care than residents in communities not receiving ADTEP services. ADTEPs provide culturally appropriate dental education and routine dental services in Alaska Native communities, usually their home village, within the scope of their training. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium introduced the first ...


Each year, the Alaskan Plants as Food and Medicine symposium, hosted by ANTHC’s Health Promotion program, helps promote traditional plant knowledge, ethical harvesting and traditional ways of gathering and growing our own food. This is an important way to share our traditional knowledge; as the reliance upon imported foods has increased over recent generations and as educational dynamics have shifted, a gap in the knowledge, skills and practice related to Alaskan plants as food and medicine has widened. This year, ANTHC ...


First Alaskans Institute, in partnership with ANTHC, is hosting a community conversation event about the transformation of Alaska Pacific University (APU) to a Tribal university. The event will be held Saturday, July 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Atwood Center on the APU campus. This gathering will include remarks and participation by special Māori guests with extensive experience in Māori higher education – Bentham Ohia, Aroha Te Kanawa and Leesah Murray – who will share their story from ...


ANTHC is committed to strengthening our Alaska Native and American Indian workforce and developing future Alaska Tribal Health System leaders by offering a number of summer internships. ANTHC’s Environmental Health and Engineering interns are in the swing of a busy summer. Six interns are traveling across the state and working on a variety of projects, from energy audits to operator training. Katrina Brown, from Anchorage, is one of two interns serving in the Environmental Health and Engineering’s project management department. ...


The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is pleased to partner with the World Hepatitis Alliance to host the second gathering of the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Viral Hepatitis, Aug. 8-9 in Anchorage at Alaska Pacific University. The event is led by Indigenous people and is designed for Indigenous peoples, clinicians, and those working in Indigenous health, including the Alaska Tribal Health System. The first conference held in Alice Springs, Australia was the first of its kind dedicated to examining ...

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