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As she arrived on the scene on Badger Road, midway between North Pole and Fairbanks, her heart raced faster than the whirling red and blue lights from the emergency vehicles. On her way home from work just a few days after Christmas, Hilda Johnson received a phone call that her son, Jamie, was in a car accident. Jamie’s girlfriend called and said he was alert and in stable condition, but that Hilda would have to come and pick him up ...


Help keep your communities and families safe by turning in unused medication during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28. The Alaska Native Health Campus will be one of many locations in Anchorage where you can turn in unused or expired medications for safe disposal. The event is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the Alaska Native Health Campus, in the parking lot across the street from the Inuit building, 4141 Ambassador ...


Health and safety are important aspects of the work done by ANTHC Environmental Health and Engineering, especially on the job. ANTHC Engineering Services and Construction Field Operations group recently held its annual Safety Conference for Construction Field Staff to prepare for the summer construction season. ANTHC construction field staff includes 37 superintendents and other construction trades including electricians, plumbers, mechanics, utility operators and crew leaders. The conference related job safety to the ANTHC vision that Alaska Native people are the ...


ANTHC has openings for nine AmeriCorps VISTA members. The positions will start on June 11 and will serve a one-year placement at ANTHC implementing exciting capacity building projects including: Opioid and prescription drug addiction prevention and harm reduction Chronic liver disease management system improvements Research improvements and medical provider cultural competency training Rural contamination support development Increased sustainable access to water and sanitation Assessment of infrastructure deficiencies Career youth development in rural communities Reducing rural sanitation energy costs Final sections ...


Asthma is a chronic disease of the causes irritation and swelling of the airways, impacting the lungs and breathing. Asthma can affect Alaska Native people of all ages and in all parts of the state. It is a condition that makes daily activities, such as hunting, fishing or cooking traditional foods, difficult. For some people, asthma is a minor annoyance, but for others, it can be a life-threatening condition. The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Healthy Homes Program helps people ...


The new Alaska Native Medical Center Sleep Center recently opened in the new Alaska Pacific Medical Building. The Sleep Center provides consultations, sleep studies and evaluation of sleep disorders, patient education, mask fitting, and PAP desensitization. We are pleased to offer this new service for ANMC patients to help get on the path to better sleep. The Sleep Center offers health care services for adult patients and is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The Sleep Center is ...


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 ...


If you are visiting Anchorage and not feeling well, ANMC has several options for you to access health care services. Whether you are an adult seeking care for yourself or a loved one, or have a child who needs care, you can be seen quickly at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Walk-in Clinic The Walk-in Clinic is for patients who have an illness or injury that needs immediate care, but are not experiencing a medical emergency. Some examples of medical ...


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 at www.anthc.org. The cover story celebrates 50 years of the Community Health Aide Program. Other stories include ANTHC’s work in traditional foods during our 20 years of operations, the 2018 Luminary Award winners, recognition of ANMC nurses during National Nurses’ Week and more. Read the new Mukluk Telegraph online here. If you would like ...


For the 11th straight year, the Raven’s Ball, ANTHC’s Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation signature fundraising event, continued its tradition of distinguished and compelling fundraising. The black-tie gala raised an estimated $410,000 in sponsorships and cash contributions that will go toward improving the unmet health needs of Alaska Native people and the Alaska Tribal Health System. A sellout crowd attended the event at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage on March 24. Each spring, the Raven’s Ball raises awareness and funding ...

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