Category: Healthy Homes and Communities

This year’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is on April 24. In line with this national event, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s Substance Misuse Prevention Program is committed to assisting rural Alaskan communities to develop local solutions to address and prevent the misuse of unused or expired medication.  FREE safe medication disposal bags and buckets are available for immediate shipment at iknowmine.org/shop. Safe medication disposal products are a great solution to safely dispose of old, expired, or unused medicines and ...

Approximately 3,300 homes in over 30 communities in rural Alaska lack in-home piped water, leading to low in-home water use. Community facilities, such as washeterias, help bridge gaps in household water access where piped water may not be immediately accessible. Washeterias are core and essential community facilities that play an important role in critical hygiene activities, such as bathing and laundry, for these locations and help increase sufficient water usage to protect health. Ease of water access and increased usage ...

March is Alaska’s statewide ode to sobriety awareness and celebrating our friends, neighbors, relatives, and all who are in recovery. As we approach the fourth year of the state’s Sobriety Awareness Month, it is important to acknowledge how we can and should support Alaskans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs. Every Friday in March, the Consortium is sharing a video series featuring five individuals who are living sober. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to hear their stories of recovery, how ...

The Winter 2021 Mukluk Telegraph newspaper is now online! Featuring these stories: ANMC staff receive first COVID-19 vaccinations in AlaskaChevak: A success story in Tribal utility partnership‘Don’t let me have gone through this for nothing.’ Son shares mother’s legacy after her passing from colorectal cancer Also check out these videos: Protecting Our People: COVID-19 info in five Alaska Native languagesVideo 2020 Year in Review Or this recipe for caribou soup and share with others how to keep a healthy home! ...

When Chevak joined the Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative (ARUC) in 2004, the program was in its infancy. Chevak, and a handful of other communities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region, recognized the advantages of working together to manage, operate and maintain their water and sewer systems. For Chevak, the partnership with ARUC has resulted in nearly 50 percent reductions in water and sewer costs for residents, a robust reserve account and a more efficient and self-sustaining system. Each ARUC community operates their ...