Please join the ANTHC Board of Directors and Consortium leaders at the ANTHC virtual Annual Meeting on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. As a COVID-19 safety precaution, this will be a virtual meeting streamed on Zoom.   The ANTHC Annual Meeting is an opportunity for our people and our Tribal partners to learn about our work and share feedback with ANTHC leadership. Throughout the year ANTHC works in service to our communities to strengthen the well-being of all. Please join ...

The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation (HANF), the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s (ANTHC’s) charitable arm, is currently accepting nominations for the 2022 Luminary Awards. The Luminary Awards recognize individuals and organizations for their dedication and outstanding contribution to the Alaska Tribal Health System and community. This year’s categories are: President’s Legacy & Leadership AwardDistinguished Provider AwardOutstanding Rural Health Champion Award The Luminary Awards Nomination Form can be found on HANF’s website at healthyalaskanatives.org. The nominations deadline for the 2022 Luminary ...

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a disease that affects the respiratory system, which primarily includes your lungs and your ability to breathe. Smokers and people using vape pens or e-cigarettes may have less efficient lungs and may be hit harder by breathing issues resulting from the virus. ANTHC and the State of Alaska have resources available for quitting smoking, vaping and other tobacco product use. Contact the Alaska Tobacco Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) to learn more about free services ...

Behavioral health services can be difficult to access and ANTHC’s new Behavioral Health Wellness Clinic aims to make it easy to connect to compassionate care. In late July, ANTHC opened the Behavioral Health Wellness Clinic (BHWC). The BHWC serves Alaska Native and Native American individuals and families throughout Alaska. The BHWC provides individual and group counseling, mental health and substance use assessments, and referral support. All services are provided exclusively through telehealth, which can be done from the privacy of ...

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Southcentral Foundation (SCF) have launched Tinitun, a mobile app that helps campus visitors locate providers or clinics with ease, discover campus food options, find the nearest shuttle, mark the location of their parked cars and more. The Tinitun app includes indoor turn-by-turn directions inside the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) hospital, specialty clinics and Anchorage Native Primary Care Center. The Tinitun app, the first of its kind in Alaska, is available for ...

October is American Pharmacists Month and Oct. 17-23 is National Pharmacy Week – a time to recognize the invaluable contributions pharmacists and technicians make to patient care in the ANMC hospital, Specialty Clinics and Primary Care. During this COVID-19 pandemic, ANMC pharmacists, technicians and pharmacy personnel continued to ensure our patients are cared for and our Tribal partners are supported. Every pharmacist, student pharmacist, and pharmacy technician is making a big difference. Capt. Kara King, PharmD, MPH, is the Director ...

Congratulations to ANMC DAISY Award winner, Carmen McDowell, RN in Labor and Delivery. DAISY Awards are considered from nominations received directly from patients and colleagues. McDowell was nominated by a new mother for the phenomenal care she provided throughout her birthing experience. In her nomination, McDowell’s patient wrote, “Not only did Carmen do a phenomenal job taking care of me physically, but she also helped me emotionally cope with my birthing experience going nothing like we had planned or hoped ...

At the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, we not only provide health care at the Alaska Native Medical Center, we also promote health and wellness initiatives that help keep you out of the hospital to begin with. As we prepare for another winter, we want to make sure all people are prepared with information and simple actions to protect our communities, our families and yourself from respiratory illnesses, such as flu, COVID-19, RSV and common colds, as well as winter ...

The Walk-in Clinic at ANMC is for patients of all ages who have an illness or injury that needs immediate care but are not experiencing a medical emergency.  Flu vaccinations are also now available! Come in and have your entire family vaccinated. The clinic is offering flu vaccinations from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekends. No appointment is needed. The Walk-in Clinic is also scheduling first, second and booster COVID-19 vaccination appointments from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., ...

Opioid use is up in Alaska and an overdose can happen to anyone, at any time. Be prepared to save a life with a Narcan® overdose rescue kit. They are easy to use, can stop an overdose and save lives. 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 ...