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An October 11, 2018 story by the Anchorage Daily News describes litigation against Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) filed in August 2016, by two former employees, Dr. Paul Franke, former Chief Medical Officer, and Ms. Joan Wilson, former Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. Their complaint makes many allegations based on misstatements of the facts and the law. Read more


For our patients living outside of the Anchorage Service Unit, ANTHC now offers a new specialty clinic, the Walk-in Clinic, for non-emergent health care services for our people while visiting Anchorage. ANMC’s Walk-in Clinic is for patients of all ages who have an illness or injury that needs immediate care but are not experiencing a medical emergency. Here are some reasons to visit the Walk-in Clinic at ANMC: medication refills, vaccinations, fever and dehydration, school and Dept. of Transportation physicals, ...


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 ...


The new issue of the Mukluk Telegraph, ANTHC’s quarterly newspaper, is now available on the Alaska Native Health Campus, at our Tribal partner organizations and online here. The cover story continues the 20th year celebration of ANTHC with a profile of ANTHC’s dedication to investing in future Tribal health leaders with our employee development programs. Other stories include information on ANMC’s top designation for pediatric care, engineering interns at ANTHC, a fall home maintenance checklist and health reminders for the ...


Do you know someone who has helped chart the course toward better health for Alaska Native people? The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation is calling for nominees for the 2019 Luminary Awards, which recognize individuals for their dedication and outstanding contribution to the Alaska Tribal Health System and community. The nomination deadline for the 2019 Luminary Awards is close of business Friday, Oct. 26. The Luminary Awards are handed out at the annual Raven’s Ball, one of Alaska’s premier black-tie parties ...


Flu season is 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. If you live in the Anchorage area, the ANMC Anchorage Native Primary Care Center (ANPCC) is hosting a flu vaccine clinic every Saturday in October (Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27). The ANPCC is located right across from ...


Last week, Karl Andersen, ANTHC Lead Security Officer (above right, with Jim Freeman, ANTHC Chief of Security at left), was selected for the 2018 Front-Line Staff Outstanding Performance Award by the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA). This award recognizes an individual or team at an Alaska hospital or nursing home that has demonstrated above and beyond safety-related performance in the workplace. Andersen was presented with his award during the ASHNHA Awards Luncheon on Sept. 27, during their ...


To address the need for grief support for children ages 6 to 12 who have experienced the death of a loved one from cancer, the ANTHC Cancer Program created a one-day grief camp called Camp Coho. The most recent camp, June 2018, hosted five male campers between the ages of 6 to 11 who experienced a safe, supportive environment with other kids just like them in Anchorage. Often, loss from cancer in rural Alaska can have a widespread impact on ...


The Alaska Native Tumor Registry, housed within the ANTHC Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, has been awarded a first-place award for data quality by the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program for the first time. The award, given for the 2018 data year, is awarded to cancer registries that meet all 14 data quality metrics outlined by the SEER program. The Alaska Native Tumor Registry is a collection of cancer information going back to 1969 on all ...

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