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Category: Health Training and Education


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 ...


The 2018 ANTHC Scholarship was recently awarded to 10 qualified Alaska Native or American Indian students who are pursuing higher education in health care-related professions. ANTHC’s Human Resources department received 120 applications during the 2018 application period, representing great promise for the future health care workforce in our state. The Scholarship Selection Committee selected recipients based on their grade point average, major field of study, strength of character illustrated in their letters of recommendation, and the honesty and sincerity of ...


In July, Harvard Honoring Nations committee members conducted a daylong site visit of ANTHC’s three health aide training programs, collaboratively known as the Tribal Community Health Provider Programs. Following the site visit, ANTHC has been named a finalist for the 2018 Honoring Nations award. According to The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, “Honoring Nations identifies, celebrates and shares excellence in American Indian tribal governance. At the heart of Honoring Nations are the principles that tribes themselves hold the ...


Alaskan plants as food and medicine – Benefits of the fall harvest Alaska Native people have lived in harmony with living things for thousands of years, including our traditional plants. This is the time of the year when our many varieties of berries become ready to pick. Berries and plants harvested in the fall provide an abundance of high-quality nutrients. “Our Alaskan berries are full of fiber and antioxidants like Vitamin C, that help keep our bodies healthy,” Marcia Anderson, ...


Behavioral Health Aides/Practitioners (BHA/Ps) provide critical and ongoing services across Alaska, often with limited on-site resources or support. To help BHA/Ps provide behavioral health services in their uniquely Alaskan context, the Behavioral Health Aide Manual (BHAM) is now available electronically. The BHAM provides fundamental information and best practices for addressing many of the issues and concerns identified during client care visits. It is also intended as a guide for other providers who work with BHA/Ps; it will help providers to ...


Mental and behavioral health is a key aspect in the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s efforts toward our vision that Alaska Native people are the healthiest people in the world. The ANTHC Behavioral Health Aide Program has been hard at work expanding access to behavioral health services to our people across the state by developing and implementing training programs that are specific to Alaska’s Behavioral Health Aides (BHAs). Advancing our vision with her outstanding efforts at the forefront of the ...

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