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Quitting smoking isn’t easy, and takes time and planning. The Great American Smokeout is a great day to take that first step towards a tobacco-free lifestyle! The ANTHC Tobacco Prevention Program has resources to help you plan a quit attempt or support you through those first days towards your tobacco-free life. The ANTHC Tobacco Prevention Program will host a table on the Great American Smokeout, Thursday, Nov. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Healthy Communities Building lobby, ...


The 10th Annual ANMC Health Fair was held at the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention at the Dena’ina Convention Center in Anchorage. ANMC partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to host this year’s health fair on Oct. 18 and 19. The ANMC Health Fair offered a variety of health information and services for the thousands of AFN attendees. Free flu vaccines were offered to adult health fair attendees, with 444 vaccinations given during the two days ...


The 10th Annual ANMC Health Fair will be held 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 on Oct. 18 and 19. Exhibitors at the ANMC Health Fair offer a variety of health information and services for AFN attendees. Free flu vaccines will be offered to adult health fair attendees during the two ...


Much like it takes time and patience to grow any plant, it took the planning and work from many for the traditional garden in the ANMC cafeteria courtyard to blossom. After its first year of toil, the garden’s harvest brought a bounty of plants from across the state and has become an area where our patients can stroll and relax as they recover. The idea for a traditional garden was first planted when ANTHC leadership envisioned a space where traditional ...


When Tlingit artist Benjamin Schleifman was presented with the opportunity to create murals for Chilkat, the Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API) adolescent unit, he answered yes without hesitation. “I had no idea what the scope was,” Schleifman said. “It was totally unexpected. When I found out it was for the youth wing and something that was being funded for suicide prevention – something I’ve battled with my entire life – I really just felt the need to do it.” Last year, ...


The effects of suicide reach every corner in Alaska. Help us raise awareness for suicide prevention throughout September during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. ANTHC will participate in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of Darkness Walk on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Chuck Albrecht Ball Fields, 4781 Elmore Road, in Anchorage from noon-2 p.m. ANTHC will have an informational booth from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. along the trail behind the Consortium Office Building, 4000 Ambassador Drive, and will hand out ...

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