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This story appeared in the Jan.-March edition of the Mukluk Telegraph. Healthy homes and communities are the foundation for improving the health of Alaska Native people. Rural communities lack adequate sources of water to meet health and hygiene needs, and facilities that can safely dispose of their wastewater. Today, 33 Alaskan communities still use the honey bucket. For some of these communities, the possibility of eliminating the honey bucket and the health hazards that go with it seem to be ...


An Alaska Pacific University tuition scholarship is now available to anyone employed in the Alaska Tribal Health System (ATHS) and their dependents. The tuition scholarship is up to 50 percent and the program is provided/funded by APU and ANTHC. ATHS employees must be admitted as a new student** in a degree-seeking program at APU to qualify for this tuition scholarship. Eligible candidates are encouraged to submit an APU application for admission and the ANTHC scholarship application as soon as possible. ...


Protecting our families at home is important to us all. While there are many ways people protect their homes from outside threats, there are many things inside our homes that can harm our families. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s Substance Abuse Prevention Program and Injury Prevention Program want you to think about keeping your home and family safe during National Poison Prevention Week, March 17-24. A growing risk to our health is accidental or unintentional poisonings, especially from substances people ...


The arrival of a newborn baby is an exciting and emotional event. But when a newborn’s first few critical days, weeks or even months are spent in the ANMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), parental joy can be met with unease of separation and the stress of managing regular visits. Donations from this year’s paddle raise at the annual Raven’s Ball will go toward ANMC NICU web-streaming cameras, which will allow families to remain connected with their newborn via a ...


Are you Alaska Native or American Indian and interested in health research? Are you a researcher or public health professional interested in Alaska Native health research? Are you at least 18 years old? The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Alaska Pacific University invite you to attend the first Alaska Indigenous Research Program: Promoting Resilience, Health, and Wellness in Anchorage, Alaska. The program will include three weeks of different courses from May 6-24 at no cost to attendees. The courses ...


ANMC’s Magnet nurses provide culturally appropriate, family-centered care in a unique hospital environment, and they are constantly seeking ways to improve the services and care we provide. In an effort to further recognize our nurses for their outstanding work, ANMC partnered with the DAISY Award, an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Congratulations to DAISY Award honoree, Meg Mapili, an RN on ANMC’s Inpatient Pediatrics unit who was recognized ...


Our pharmacists working throughout the Alaska Tribal Health System continually go above and beyond to provide the best care to our people. An ANTHC Pharmacy technician and the Inpatient and Infusion Pharmacy Optimization Team, in addition to two pharmacists from our partner Tribal facilities, were recently recognized by the Alaska Pharmacists Association for their outstanding efforts. At the recent Alaska Pharmacists Association Annual Convention, an award ceremony recognized pharmacists and technicians throughout the Alaska. This year, pharmacists and technicians working ...


Did you know Tribes and Tribal health organizations now pay for health insurance for Alaska Native and American Indian people who qualify? The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is offering Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance (T-SHIP), which will give our people enrolled more health care options and help expand access to care in Tribal health facilities.  What is T-SHIP? In May 2014, Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance Program was created to benefit our patients as well as Tribal health organizations across Alaska. ANTHC saves ...


Alaska Native people have one of the highest rates of colon cancer in the world. To help improve the health of our families and future generations, ANTHC and the University of Pittsburgh are conducting a research study. The researchers will look at the effect fiber (found in fruits and vegetables) in the diet has on colon cancer risk. Foods we eat may affect our risk for colon cancer. Studies suggest that when people eat more fiber it can reduce their ...


The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation will host the 12th annual Raven’s Ball on Saturday, March 23 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. Regarded as one of Alaska’s most elegant black-tie celebrations and vibrant fundraising events, this year’s event continues the tradition of philanthropy to benefit the Foundation. The three key initiatives of the Foundation are: improving medical care, strengthening wellness and prevention efforts, and promoting healthy village environments. An annual highlight of the event is the presentation of the ...

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