Narcan (Naloxone) kits can quickly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Naloxone, easily delivered in a nasal spray, knocks opioids and heroin off the brain’s opioid receptors, reversing the effects of the opioid and allowing the person to breathe again. This means if someone overdoses on pain medicine or opioids, it can save their life. Even if you suspect a person has overdosed or you have no other medical training, Narcan kits can be a safe way to assist someone immediately. ...

ANTHC is currently recruiting for our Senior Director of Environmental Health & Engineering. This position is responsible for providing leadership and direction to our division of environmental health & engineering (DEHE) teams who work to advance statewide healthy homes and communities programs, projects, and initiatives serving the Alaska Native population. This position closes on October 5. Learn more. Representative duties: Provides executive-level leadership for all engineering and environmental health programs carried out within the division. Understands current and long-range ANTHC organizational plans, ...

Congratulations to ANMC DAISY Award winner, Paula K. Ayojiak, RN in Inpatient Pediatrics. DAISY Awards are considered from nominations received directly from patients and Ayojiak was nominated by her pediatric patient for the excellent care she provides. This past quarter, Ayojiak received three nominations. In an effort to further recognize our nurses for their outstanding work, ANMC partners with the DAISY Award, an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every ...

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Alaska Native Medical Center, Southcentral Foundation, and ANMC laboratory recently received the Patient Safety “Beacon” Award from The Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA). The ANMC Laboratory is operated collaboratively by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Southcentral Foundation, and is led by Dr. James J. Tiesinga, Laboratory Medical Director. The Beacon Award highlights demonstrated above-and-beyond safety-related performance. This year, the awards review committee and ASHNHA staff selected Dr. Tiesinga, on ...

ANMC Purchased Referred Care (PRC) offers limited benefits to eligible Alaska Native and American Indian beneficiaries to help with emergency medical care while traveling outside of Alaska. Patients who meet ANMC’s eligibility criteria and residency requirements qualify. To meet residency requirements, the individual must not have been absent from Alaska for more than 180 days; and intend to live in Alaska indefinitely. Individuals who move back to Alaska must live in Alaska for at least 180 days, with the intent ...

Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community. September is National Recovery Month. Observing Recovery Month helps to increase awareness and understanding of substance use disorders, increase knowledge of recovery resources and provide support by sharing personal stories of addiction and recovery. This year’s theme for National Recovery Month is Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community. Substance use treatment and mental health services can support those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to ...

During the summer of 2021, the residential area of Stebbins, in northwest Alaska, saw homes throughout the community installed with 10 Mini Portable Alternative Sanitation Systems (PASS).  Watch the following video about the installation of this important new system and the significance of clean water in rural Alaska. You can also view photos and read additional information on the MINI PASS system and its set up here:  https://anthc.org/mukluk-telegraph-summer-2021/#Mini-PASS

Important update for our ANMC Sleep Center Patients who use a Philips Respironics CPAP or BiPAP device for sleep apnea: your device may have been recalled due to possible break-down of sound-insulating foam inside these devices which may cause health problems. Please contact your Durable Medical Equipment provider (or DME, where you get your device supplies) as soon as possible to find out what you should do next about your equipment. You can call Philips at 877-907-7508 for additional help and support.You can visit their ...

The ANTHC Behavioral Health Wellness Clinic (BHWC) is now open! The BHWC is here to meet your everyday behavioral health needs and our goal is to promote Alaska Native and American Indian wellness through compassionate and easy-to-connect to behavioral health services. All services are provided via telehealth online. The BHWC serves Alaska Native and American Indian individuals and families throughout the state of Alaska. Clients will be able to begin care quickly and with minimal paperwork. All services will be provided ...

In early summer 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relaxed their indoor mask mandates for those individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. However, those relaxed measures do not apply to hospitals, public transit or congregate settings or businesses that still require masks upon entry. There has been some confusion regarding masks and why they are still required upon entry to all Alaska Native Medical Center buildings and clinics. Currently, there is limited data on vaccine protection in people ...