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Category: Healthy People and Prevention


September is recognized as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and this year COVID-19 has put undue strain and anxiety on our people, families and communities across Alaska. During the month, the ANTHC Injury Prevention Program wants to provide resources and actions that show the resiliency and strength of our people and Alaskans across the state. Bounce Back Photo Contest – submit your photos here About the contest: Open to all Alaskans.Three age groups: under 19; 20-39; 40 and older.One winner from ...


The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) are pleased to announce that the draft state health improvement plan, Healthy Alaskans 2030, is now open for public comment on the State of Alaska Public Notice website at http://notice.alaska.gov/199049 until Sept. 2, 2020, at 5 p.m. Healthy Alaskans is a long-standing partnership and joint effort of DHSS and ANTHC to provide data-driven objectives for ambitious — yet achievable — goals ...


Thank you to ANTHC staff member Danielle Larsen for sharing her first-hand experience with COVID-19. The story below is shared with her permission to help raise awareness about how easily this virus can be spread and precautions she recommends our community members take. Let me first tell you, I always wore a mask when I left my house and religiously used hand sanitizer. I work in health care and knew all the precautions to take after months of creating materials ...


Missing out on regular activities is a common story across Alaska. As we begin to put dates back on our calendars, remember to put your health care appointments back in too. Chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure don’t take a break during a pandemic. Children still need their well-child visits and immunizations to be protected from diseases. Cancer can still spread undetected and heart attacks can still strike. Your health is important. Protect it now and in the ...


Intro note: As we begin to put dates back on our calendars, remember to put your health care appointments and preventive screenings back in too. ANMC has safely reopened its specialty care clinics for cancer screenings and other health care needs difficult to complete over telehealth video appointments. Call your provider about options available and learn about what we’re doing to keep patients and staff safe during COVID-19. This story shares the importance of early colorectal cancer screening for Alaska ...


In recent weeks, the number of people with active cases of COVID-19 has steadily increased across Alaska (read more at State of Alaska data hub). As COVID-19 infection rates increase, so does the need for medical intervention. As a result, there is an increased number of patients requiring hospitalization at Alaska’s hospitals, including at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Increased spread of COVID-19 has decreased other hospital and public health resources meaning: Fewer hospital beds availableDecreased capacity for public and ...