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Category: Healthy People and Prevention


The 9th Annual ANMC Health Fair will be held on Oct. 19 and 20 at the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Conference at the Dena’ina Convention Center in Anchorage. ANTHC partnered with Southcentral Foundation (SCF) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to host this year’s health fair. The ANMC Health Fair will offer a variety of health information and services for the thousands of AFN attendees. Free flu vaccines will be offered during the two days of the ...


As cold and flu season is upon us, it’s time to take precautionary measures to keep ourselves and those around us healthy and safe from infection. Ensuring you get a flu vaccine and practicing proper hand hygiene will help protect you and those around you. Get your flu vaccine as soon as it is available from your local health care provider. It is important for all people to get vaccinated for the flu to protect ourselves, as well as our ...


Flu season is upon us in Alaska, and it’s time to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. If you live in the Anchorage area, the ANMC Anchorage Native Primary Care Center (ANPCC) is hosting a flu vaccine clinic every Saturday in October (Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28). The ANPCC is located right across from ...


Suicide remains a sensitive and urgent topic around Alaska, which is why Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium continues to develop new ways to provide resources dedicated to shifting this painful trend. Part of that work includes communicating positive messages to those having thoughts of suicide, struggling with depression or need a listening ear. To help promote September’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and beyond, ANTHC developed the Tell Your Heart Story public service announcement for our Alaska Native people, and people ...


Water is a resource vital to the health and wellness of our people. To help guide Alaska Native and American Indian communities managing and operating their water systems, the National Tribal Water Center (NTWC) has created an interactive, online resource: Our Water toolkit. NTWC developed the Our Water toolkit to help educate and support action planning in order to ensure sustainable access to safe water and maximize health benefits in our Native communities. The Our Water toolkit is designed to ...


This month, multiple cases of laboratory-confirmed mumps have been reported to the Alaska Section of Epidemiology, originating in Anchorage. Alaska public health officials believe there is potential for wider community exposure, putting non-immune individuals at risk for infection. Mumps has caused several large outbreaks in the US recently. Mumps is prevented by the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Two doses of MMR are recommended for all children; the first dose at 12-15 months and the second dose at 4-6 ...

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