ANTHC commits to a fully vaccinated workforceThe health and safety of the people we serve, our workforce and our community are the top priority of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. A fully vaccinated workforce is a necessary component of providing a safe workplace as we return to normal operations. To date, the Centers for Disease Control has reviewed the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccinations and has identified these vaccines as an important tool to help stop the spread of ...

Talking to teens about sensitive topics is never easy, but it’s important to talk openly and honestly. Text the word “EMPOWER” to 97779 and you’ll receive weekly tips via text message, covering sexual health, pregnancy, STDs and consent! Discussing relationships, consent, safe dating, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other topics related to sexual wellness helps to form the skills youth need to express boundaries. You’ll receive up to three text messages per week with conversation starters, tips, video demonstrations ...

Summer in Alaska, means making the most of time spent outdoors, especially fishing and soaking up as much of the midnight sun as we can. While enjoying the outdoors, wearing proper eyewear can help reduce the risk of suffering an eye injury. The majority of freshwater and saltwater fishing-related eye injuries seen at ANMC are preventable with ballistic protective lenses, which are designed to protect your eyes from small projectiles and fragments. Our ophthalmologists recommend protective glasses be used at ...

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), Native Peoples Action Community Fund (NPACF), and the Alaska Public Interest Research Group (AKPIRG) recently partnered with eight Alaska Native language panels to create a variety of COVID-19 vaccination materials. The Alaska Native Language Panels convened virtually to create these culturally relevant messages that are now featured in video public service announcements (PSA), posters, stickers, tote bags, water bottles, pop sockets and more. “Providing our ...

Have a safe and happy Independence Day with these summer health and safety tips from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. Boating safety: Boating safety tips from ANTHCEye safety when fishing: Fish on! Protective lenses help you keep your eyes on the prize this summerTraditional foods donation request: Help us provide traditional foods at ANMC – make a donation when you hunt, fish or gather this summer

ANTHC is currently recruiting for our Chief Financial Officer to join our leadership team. This position is responsible for providing strategic and financial leadership for ANTHC. The Position The Chief Financial Officer provides strategic and financial leadership for Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), the largest Tribal health organization in the country that includes a medical center and multiple outpatient facilities.Oversight areas include the Financial Services Division, the development of short and long term financial plans, organizational budget management and ...

Over the past two years, the Alaska Perinatal Quality Collaborative (AKPQC) partnered with the national Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Program to implement best practices to improve the outcomes for pregnant Alaskans with high blood pressure. The AKPQC recently reported the collaborative has helped to lead a 28% reduction in severe complications associated with high blood pressure during pregnancy. High blood pressure during pregnancy is on the rise in Alaska, with high blood pressure disorders contributing to two out of the six pregnancy-related ...

Important update for our ANMC Sleep Center Patients who use a Philips Respironics CPAP or BiPAP device for sleep apnea: your device may have been recalled due to possible break-down of sound-insulating foam inside these devices which may cause health problems. Please contact your Durable Medical Equipment provider (or DME, where you get your device supplies) as soon as possible to find out what you should do next about your equipment. You can call Philips at 877-907-7508 for additional help and support. You can also visit their ...

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) Board of Directors named Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson as President, removing interim from the title, effective Monday, June 14. Davidson has been serving as Interim President since mid-March. With this change, Davidson is stepping down from her role as President of Alaska Pacific University (APU), from which she has been on a leave of absence. “Working with the ANTHC team over the last few months has reinforced my belief that people can do the ...

The Alaska Native Epidemiology Center (EpiCenter) has just published two new reports, available on the EpiCenter website. You can contact the EpiCenter for printed copies. Alaska Native Mortality Report: 1980-2018 This report shows detailed information on the leading causes of death among Alaska Native people over time. Statistics are provided by age, gender, and by Tribal health service regions. Further information about life expectancy, years of potential life lost, excess death, and comparisons to U.S. all races mortality can be ...