After being closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ANMC Patient Housing Café reopened on June 1 for guests staying in Patient Housing and off-campus hotel accommodations. Café hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. seven days a week, with designated meal service times for breakfast (7-10 a.m.), lunch (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) and dinner (4-7 p.m.).  For each meal, Patient Housing guests will have two hot entrée options to choose from. Menus are posted daily in the ...

Increasing access to care for our people remains a top priority for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC). Behavioral health services can be difficult to access throughout Alaska and ANTHC’s new clinic aims to make it easy to connect to compassionate care. In late July, ANTHC will be opening the Behavioral Health Wellness Clinic (BHWC). The BHWC will serve Alaska Native and Native American individuals and families living in Alaska. All services will be provided exclusively through telehealth, so ...

In Alaska, substance use, misuse and overdose prevention are important health issues that affect the health of Alaska Native individuals, families and communities. While no single solution will work for everyone, there is a collective public health approach that cares for people in a compassionate way: Harm reduction. Harm reduction is a compassionate approach to substance use that values people and how we care for each other. This approach is a collection of policy, prevention and health care practices that ...

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Tobacco Prevention Program is looking for participants to join a research study with the aim of reducing tobacco use among Alaska Native prenatal women. Virtual Talking Circle – Tobacco Use and Pregnancy is a research project that will explore Alaska Native women’s perspectives of maternal tobacco use, education, action and treatment. Participants will receive a $100 gift card upon completion of the virtual talking circle. Participants must: Be 18 years or olderIdentify as Alaska ...

The Spring 2021 Mukluk Telegraph newspaper is now online!Featuring these stories: ANMC staff celebrates our nurses!ANMC Surgical System technologyMental Health Awareness Month activities Also, check out these health tips: ATV SafetyBoating Safety Or this recipe for bok choy with moose stir-fry and a special recap of the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation’s Raven’s Resilience Celebration. The Mukluk Telegraph is the official newspaper of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. We are continuously working to protect and care for our community throughout Alaska while we address the COVID-19 pandemic and ...

Wellness includes having a positive purpose in life, satisfying work, play, joyful relationships, a healthy body, living environment, and happiness. To honor May as Mental Health Awareness Month, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium will promote wellness activities to improve both mental and physical health! Starting Monday, May 3, these activities will be located on ANTHC’s website at https://anthc.org/mentalhealthawareness/ along with a digital activity toolkit. Be sure to follow ANTHC on Facebook and Instagram to join in and recognize Mental Health Awareness Month. WEEK 1: MAY ...

The Alaska Native Medical Center recently purchased technology that allows additional capabilities in our operating room, allowing for minimally invasive surgical procedures for our patients. The da Vinci XI Surgical System, also referred to as a surgical robot, assists surgeons with laparoscopic surgery, allowing them to do more detailed, complex surgeries. When a patient has a minimally invasive surgical procedure, it often means less pain and pain medications, shorter recovery times, reduced hospital stays, and getting back to their daily ...

Being a nurse under normal circumstances is hard work. And during this last year, working as a nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic added multiple unique challenges. Nurses at the Alaska Native Medical Center provide high-quality, patient-and-family-centered care. Our nurses display their commitment and excellence through professional development, evidence-based practice, and innovations in their professional nursing practice at ANMC. And in addition to their work and education, many of ANMC’s nurses participate in shared governance which shapes the work they do ...

This year’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is on April 24. In line with this national event, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s Substance Misuse Prevention Program is committed to assisting rural Alaskan communities to develop local solutions to address and prevent the misuse of unused or expired medication.  FREE safe medication disposal bags and buckets are available for immediate shipment at iknowmine.org/shop. Safe medication disposal products are a great solution to safely dispose of old, expired, or unused medicines and ...

Chief Clinical Consultants are appointed by the Chief Medical Officer of the Indian Health Service (IHS) to serve as advocates for improved patient care across the Indian health care system for a term of three years. Commander (CDR) Molly Rutledge, ANMC Speech and Language Pathologist in the Pediatrics Department, received her Master of Arts degree in speech-language pathology (SLP) from the School of Health Professions at the University of Kansas and completed her clinical fellowship year in Ewa, Hawaii. She ...