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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, your family and your community from the flu. Flu shots are available now at the Walk-In Clinic!The Walk-In Clinic at ANMC (located in the Healthy Communities Building: 3900 Ambassador Drive, third floor) is open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 10 ...



We are several months in to a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Everything looks a little different these days. People in masks out in public, Plexiglas barriers at most public places, physical distancing protocols and people practicing hand hygiene more vigilantly than ever. Now, flu season is also upon us and it’s time to take one more precautionary measure to keep ourselves and those around us healthy and safe from infection. Get your flu vaccine now. This simple thing will help protect ...


Effective October 15: The ANMC COVID-19 drive-thru and walk-up nasal swab testing has temporarily relocated to 4000 Ambassador Drive inside the Consortium Office Building. This testing site will be a temporary location on the west side of the Alaska Native Health Campus near the corner of Elmore Road and Ambassador Drive. Follow signs around campus to the new location. COVID-19 Testing is moving to an indoor location for the comfort of our patients and staff as the weather gets colder. ...


After spending time in Anchorage learning about resources available to support Tribal members, Phyllis Amodo returned to Kodiak to serve as ANTHC’s regional liaison for the Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA) regional area.Amodo, an enrolled member of the Kaquyak Tribe, has lived in Akhiok village on the island of Kodiak since 1993. Amodo is an active member in her community, she worked for the Kodiak Island Borough School District for nine years, served on the Akhiok-Kaguyak Inc. board for 18 ...


Snow isn’t as soft as it looks – and Alaska health professionals say no matter how much we enjoy the outdoors; kids especially need to protect their brains. Is your family hitting the slopes, a sledding hill, pond or snowmachine trails this winter? Alaska health professionals have one heartfelt request for you: Remember your helmet, and your kids’ helmets, too. Too many Alaskans will hit their heads while playing outdoors this winter, including children and teenagers. Most of the time, ...


With cold weather encouraging people to stay inside near a warm fire, now is a good time to think about how the proper maintenance of our woodstoves can protect our safety and health, as well as the longevity of the stove. It’s important to keep tabs on what you are burning and how it burns. For instance, a black, soot-filled window on your woodstove can be an indication that maintenance is needed, or burning practices need to be changed. A ...


Whether it is trying to stay physically distant – while socially connected, finding ways to keep our children involved in activities and education, or businesses changing the way they reach customers, all Alaskans are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Coping with these changes has led to responses and situations that can be characterized as critical incidents. At  ANTHC, the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team, comprised of trained staff and behavioral health providers, supports the mental health and well-being of ...


A new study published today indicates that successful ongoing vaccination efforts appear to have nearly eliminated hepatitis A virus infections among the Alaska Native population in Alaska. Hepatitis A is a short-term liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. Adults are more at risk than children of developing severe illness, which can cause liver failure and even lead to death. Before the introduction of an effective vaccine in the 1990s, the hepatitis A infection rate was high in the ...


September is recognized as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and this year COVID-19 has put undue strain and anxiety on our people, families and communities across Alaska. During the month, the ANTHC Injury Prevention Program wants to provide resources and actions that show the resiliency and strength of our people and Alaskans across the state. Bounce Back Photo Contest – submit your photos here About the contest: Open to all Alaskans.Three age groups: under 19; 20-39; 40 and older.One winner from ...