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A critical incident is any situation that causes an individual or group to experience strong emotional reactions. Critical incident stress management (CISM) teams aim to assist people affected by potentially traumatic events by providing emotional first aid to compassionately support individuals and groups. The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and State of Alaska have partnered to provide four trainings to individuals interested in CISM. The courses are free and open to the public. The first two classes are introductory and ...


Healthy Alaskans is a set of goals to improve the health and wellness of all Alaskans that was originally created in 2000 and is updated every decade. This collaborative partnership between the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is unique in that it is the only state health improvement plan in the nation co-sponsored by state and Tribal governments that share health improvement goals. “This one of a kind partnership ...


Read the story of Jared Hanson, who was in an ATV crash that was felt by the entire community in Helmets On part 1: Community of New Stuyahok shaken following near-fatal crash. In a vehicle or transportation crash incident, there are three types of damage: to the vehicle, to the human body and to vital internal organs. Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a blow, bump, jolt or other head injury that causes damage to the brain.  From 2012 to ...


New Stuyahok sits on the quiet, rolling hills above the Nushagak River in the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska. Like many rural areas in the state, New Stuyahok residents rely on skiffs, snowmachines and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) for their subsistence hunts and day-to-day travel within the community. There are trucks in New Stuyahok, but they are about as rare as tall trees on the tundra. As the hunting seasons change, so too do the ways residents reach these lands. ...


While many of the leading health indicators (LHI) in the Healthy Alaskans 2020 have made progress, the following four made significant improvement for both population groupings of All Alaskans and Alaska Native peoples. These improvements come from the hard work of various health and wellness partners across the state who implemented evidence based strategies for each issue. The recommended strategies were created using teams of experts and County Health Rankings to ensure they are the best practices for Alaska specifically ...


When your car starts making a weird noise, how do you determine what the problems are? You first see what warning lights show up, then you might pop the hood and investigate further based on what you see. Those warning lights or indicators of your car’s well-being are similar to the Leading Health Indicators that the Healthy Alaskans project uses to measure the state’s health as a whole. Every decade, the Healthy Alaskans project chooses a certain number of health ...