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Category: Healthy People and Prevention


The Garden of Roses-Camp for Girls offers a healing space through traditional values for Alaska Native girls ages 8 to 17 who are survivors of sexual abuse. Over three days in August, camp attendees participated in healing circles and connected with their Alaska Native culture through safe, positive activities. The Garden of Roses-Camp for Girls is sponsored by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative. This year’s camp is scheduled for August 2-4 in Fairbanks, Alaska and ...


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 ...


At the Alaska Native Medical Center, nurses and medical staff work to ensure the safety and care for patients as they heal and address their health needs. One way that staff is dedicated to patient care is by supporting breastfeeding women and their families. A group of ANMC volunteers are working together to make reusable breast pads for mothers who live in rural areas where disposable breast pads are either hard to find or expensive to purchase. Nurses in the ...


The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America recognizes May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Spring is a peak season for people affected by asthma and allergies. ANTHC’s Air and Health Homes Program wants Alaska Native people to recognize potential in-home irritants that can trigger asthma and allergies. Download a PDF with tips on asthma irritants to avoid here. Asthma is a chronic disease that causes irritation and swelling of the airways, impacting the lungs and breathing. Asthma can ...


This story appeared in the April – June 2019 edition of the Mukluk Telegraph. Read more stories from the latest issue here. This May, the 12th annual Youth Environmental Summit (YES) will convene in Kluti-Kaah, Alaska. YES is a day camp held in the Copper River region for youth in kindergarten to eighth grade, where participants learn about climate change, the environmental history of the area, and the importance of environmental stewardship. Gakona Village Council started the Summit in 2008 ...


Each May, the Alaska Native Health Campus becomes a focal point in Anchorage for positive actions during Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, ANTHC is also encouraging our people across the state to complete weekly wellness activities for our mental health and enter to win prizes, along with hosting a number of awareness events on campus in promotion of mental health. Learn more at anthc.org/mentalhealthawareness/. Weekly activities to promote mental health and win Each week during the month, we’re asking ...

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