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This summer, 25 Tribal Epidemiology Centers staff, representing 10 different organizations from across the nation, gathered to participate in the Management Concept’s Cost Principles for Federal Grants training in Anchorage, Alaska. Sponsored by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Tribal Epidemiology Center’s Public Health Infrastructure Network Coordinating Center and the ANTHC Alaska Native Epidemiology Center (EpiCenter), the training provided participants with knowledge and experience in federal cost principles and how they affect awards including: oversight; budget development and review; spending ...


On June 14, family and friends gathered in Anchorage to celebrate ten new Dental Health Aide Therapists (DHAT), the largest graduating class from the Alaska Dental Therapy Education Program (ADTEP) to date. “As we begin the celebration of 15 years of DHAT practice in Alaska, it is fitting that this is our largest class, with 10 graduates,” said Dr. Mary Williard, who helped create ADTEP. “The success of our DHAT education program has been documented, showing that the work of ...


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 ...


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 ...


In a move that will expand educational opportunities in our state, Alaska Pacific University (APU) has renewed its articulation agreement with Iļisaġvik College. This collaboration will allow for students to complete coursework at either school and transfer to the other. Building on the strategic partnership with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, APU recently reported record enrollment of Alaska Native and American Indian students for its Fall 2018 semester. Currently, Iļisaġvik College is the only federally recognized Tribal college in ...


Building on the strategic partnership with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Alaska Pacific University (APU) achieved record enrollment of Alaska Native and American Indian students for its Fall 2018 semester. Fifty-seven first-time students who identified as Alaska Native or American Indian enrolled in classes, equating to 28.28 percent of APU’s total fall 2018 new student enrollment. “This year’s enrollment numbers reflect a concerted effort by APU to develop a relevant campus community reflective of our vision and mission as ...