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Category: Healthy People and Prevention


In just two years, the ANTHC Palliative Care Program has taken many steps to ensure that our Alaska Native people have access to resources in order to receive the care they choose. For their efforts, the program has been honored with the Indian Health Service Director’s Award for extending Advance Care Planning resources to the Alaska Tribal Health System. According to IHS, the award “recognizes service significantly advancing the IHS mission and goals through work focused on IHS priorities: People, ...


May 6-12 is National Drinking Water Week and to celebrate the National Tribal Water Center, a program of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, teamed with Alaska Native and American Indian celebrities for the Drink More Water campaign. Visual artist and activist Bunky Echo-Hawk is the first celebrity to be featured in the campaign encouraging our people to enjoy the health benefits that come with drinking water. Here are 10 reasons to Drink More Water! Keeps your skin looking good ...


Help keep your communities and families safe by turning in unused medication during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28. The Alaska Native Health Campus will be one of many locations in Anchorage where you can turn in unused or expired medications for safe disposal. The event is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the Alaska Native Health Campus, in the parking lot across the street from the Inuit building, 4141 Ambassador ...


Asthma is a chronic disease that causes irritation and swelling of the airways, impacting the lungs and breathing. Asthma can affect Alaska Native people of all ages and in all parts of the state. It is a condition that makes daily activities, such as hunting, fishing or cooking traditional foods, difficult. For some people, asthma is a minor annoyance, but for others, it can be a life-threatening condition. The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Healthy Homes Program helps people recognize ...


Registration is now open for Camp Coho, a day camp for Alaska Native children ages 6-12 from across the state, who have experienced the death of a loved one from cancer within the past two years. The one-day camp will be held on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Advance registration is required to attend camp and is open now through close of business Tuesday, May 15. “Camp Coho provides a safe, supportive environment for grieving children ...


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; colorectal cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers among Alaska Native people. To help shed some light on the colonoscopy cancer screening procedure, ANTHC is republishing a story from our archives that can also be found in the current issue of the Mukluk Telegraph. Health care professionals and survivors say embarrassment is no excuse for skipping the screening that could save your life Jake Martus has heard every excuse. As a patient ...

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