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The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium invites you to join us on Tuesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at the Regal Cinemas Tikahtnu 16 Theater. This free film screening and panel discussion will feature film creator and University of Alaska Fairbanks Vice Chancellor Evon Peter, and film participants. About We Breathe Again For centuries survival was difficult for Alaska Native people, but they lived full lives. Today survival is easier, but Alaska Native people are dying young. Alaska Native people ...


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 Garden of Roses Camp for Girls is a free opportunity for Alaska Native girls ages 8 to 17 who are survivors of sexual abuse and their guardians to heal through Native traditions. The three-day camp is July 24-26, at Birchwood Camp located 30 minutes outside of Anchorage. Campers will enjoy a safe weekend of outdoor activities, healing circles and participating in Native traditions with other Alaska Native Families. The deadline for registration for is June 28. The camp can ...


The single greatest risk factor for overexertion injuries among health care workers is the manual lifting, moving and repositioning of patients. Health care workers at ANMC are no exception, and we are implementing solutions to protect staff and improve patient care. Our multidisciplinary Safe Patient Handling and Mobility team works to develop effective solutions to reduce employee injuries and their associated costs. The team includes representatives from Nursing, Safety, Institutional Environmental Health, Risk Management, Security, Patient Transport, Physical Therapy, Strategic ...


ANTHC is committed to developing its Alaska Native and American Indian workforce. At the same time, it’s important to employ staff who are interested in continuing their education, developing professionally and gaining leadership skills. Luckily, there are plenty of determined professionals in our Native community working to help achieve ANTHC’s vision that Alaska Native people are the healthiest people in the world. Two ANTHC staff members are amongst the most recent graduates from Alaska Pacific University’s (APU) Alaska Native Executive ...


Providing sustainable public health infrastructure for our Alaska Native communities, such as water and sanitation services, requires partnership across many organizations. ANTHC works with our Tribal health partners, communities, government representatives and project partners to introduce the challenges and opportunities of rural sanitation construction that can have profound impacts on the health of our people. Recently, Rear Admiral Chris Buchanan, Acting Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS), traveled to the Interior Alaska communities of Allakaket and Rampart to participate ...


The ANMC Internal Medicine Clinic offers same-day primary care services for our people while in Anchorage. We encourage our out-of-town patients to use this clinic for non-emergent primary care needs as an alternative to the Emergency Room. Services provided in the clinic include medication refills, excluding narcotic pain medications; treatment of injuries and illnesses that do not require emergent services (will be addressed within 24 hours); testing for sexually transmitted infections; and Department of Transportation physical exams. Providers are available ...


Chevak is a growing community of 1,200 people located along the west coast of Alaska, and has been a valued member of ANTHC’s Alaska Rural Utilities Collaborative (ARUC) program since its inception in 2008. Since 2013, Chevak utility customers have seen a 50 percent decrease in their water and wastewater utility fees. Due to the community’s continued growth, a new position was recently added to the water utility team to sustain the cost savings for the whole community. In May ...


A team of ANTHC staff recently visited the southwest Alaska village of Newtok, which is in the process of moving nine miles downriver to Nelson Island and a new village site, Mertarvik. The move will help ensure the sustainability and safety of the community, which currently faces frequent storm-driven erosion. Staff from various departments completed a multipurpose site visit, serving ANTHC’s commitment to a holistic approach to community planning, infrastructure design and providing health services to the people of Newtok. ...


The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is pleased to partner with the World Hepatitis Alliance to host the Second World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Viral Hepatitis, Aug. 8-9 in Anchorage at Alaska Pacific University. The conference will welcome Indigenous peoples and providers from across the globe to further the conversation on viral hepatitis in Indigenous communities. The event is led by Indigenous people and is designed for Indigenous peoples, clinicians, and those working in Indigenous health, including the Alaska Tribal ...

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