Skip to main content
 
 

Category: Healthy People and Prevention


Registration is now open for Camp Coho, a day camp for Alaska Native children ages 6-12 from across the state, who have experienced the death of a loved one from cancer within the past two years. The one-day camp will be held on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Advance registration is required to attend camp and is open now through close of business Tuesday, May 15. “Camp Coho provides a safe, supportive environment for grieving children ...


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; colorectal cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers among Alaska Native people. To help shed some light on the colonoscopy cancer screening procedure, ANTHC is republishing a story from our archives that can also be found in the current issue of the Mukluk Telegraph. Health care professionals and survivors say embarrassment is no excuse for skipping the screening that could save your life Jake Martus has heard every excuse. As a patient ...


Behavioral and mental wellness are important, yet often underserved, parts of individual and community health in rural Alaska. In order to better serve our Alaska Native people throughout the state, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium has partnered with Iļisaġvik College to develop an academic program to grow a community-based behavioral health workforce. The training curriculum was designed by ANTHC Behavioral Health Aide Program and is specifically tailored for Behavioral Health Aides (BHA) who are serving our people in rural communities. ...


Everyone should remember to get eye exams regularly, but they are especially important for Elders. January is National Eye Care Month and a good time to recognize the importance of eye health. Why are eye exams essential for Elders? As we age, eye exams become even more important. Vision problems may develop with no physical symptoms until they’re quite advanced. See your provider to screen for early stages in: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) Glaucoma Cataracts Diabetic retinopathy Refractive errors Scheduling ...


Flu season is well 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. All across Alaska, flu vaccines are available from your local health care provider. It is important for everybody to get vaccinated for the flu to protect ourselves, as well as our family, co-workers and community. In addition, ...


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 July, 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. Roxanne Frank, Prevention Manager at Tanana Chiefs Conference, said that connecting through ...

Sign Up For Our Newsletter