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For our patients living outside of the Anchorage Service Unit, ANTHC now offers a new specialty clinic, the Walk-in Clinic, for non-emergent health care services for our people while visiting Anchorage. ANMC’s Walk-in Clinic is for patients of all ages who have an illness or injury that needs immediate care but are not experiencing a medical emergency. Here are some reasons to visit the Walk-in Clinic at ANMC: medication refills vaccinations fever and dehydration school and Dept. of Transportation physicals ...


As part of a community-driven solution, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium introduced the first successful dental therapist workforce in the United States in 2004. Dental Health Aide Therapists (DHATs) provide culturally appropriate dental education and routine dental services in Alaska Native communities, usually their home village, within the scope of their training. The program was recently profiled by Do Something Awesome, a film storytelling project of WorkingNation, to showcase unique solutions in workforce development across the U.S. The article and ...


Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that can be a serious health hazard among people who are constantly exposed. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., after smoking. During January’s Radon Action Month, our Alaska Native people are encouraged to learn more about radon, which is formed through the decay of uranium beneath the earth’s surface. It escapes through soil and can seep into homes that are built directly on the ground, have basements, or ...


When pursuing a vision as bold as the Consortium’s, we require the broadest view of health possible. ANTHC is connecting improvements in Alaska Native health to other health factors in the lives of the people we serve. ANTHC makes connections between our medical care, our homes, our environments, our education and our Alaska Native lifestyles and traditions. “Connecting Tribal Health” is the theme of the 2018 ANTHC Annual report, now available online. This year’s annual report recognizes achievements from 2018, ...


The ANTHC Tobacco Prevention Program is now enrolling the second cohort of ANTHC’s online Tobacco Treatment Specialist training. Participants will be able to use the ANTHC Distance Learning Network to complete this online training from Feb. 1 to March 29. Registration will close on Thursday, Jan. 31, or once the training is full. The training teaches health care professionals the necessary skills to provide effective, evidence-based interventions for individuals who are ready to quit using tobacco. The training has 10 ...


It is never easy to be away from family and friends during the holidays, and for ANMC patients who must also stay in the hospital to address health issues, it can be a particularly difficult experience. That is why our employees take extra efforts to make everyone feel welcome and cared for during the holiday season. On Jan. 7, ANTHC and Southcentral Foundation hosted the annual Russian Orthodox Christmas Celebration at the ANMC hospital, Anchorage Native Primary Care Center, and ...


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 here. The cover story celebrates the Health Aide Training Programs (Community Health Aides/Practitioners, Dental Health Aides and Behavioral Health Aides) recognized by Harvard University with an award for distinction in Tribal self-governance. Other stories include information on ANMC earthquake safety, installation of Tribal artwork at Alaska Psychiatric Institute, a water project in Akutan and ...


This story was one of ANTHC’s top news items in 2018. The original story was published in January 2018. An important part of ANTHC’s plan to achieve our vision is to provide the right care at the right time in the right place. As our Alaska Native population continues to grow, demand for health services at ANMC also increases and ANTHC is improving access by creating more clinical space. For our patients living outside of the Anchorage Service Unit, ANTHC ...


This story was one of ANTHC’s top news items in 2018. The original story was published in February 2018. Recently, Alaska Pacific University announced the launch of five innovative undergraduate and graduate programs designed to meet the pressing workforce development needs of the state and strengthen Alaska Native communities. Building on the strategic partnership with ANTHC, APU has developed new programs in nursing, community health, and rural management and redesigned programs in counseling psychology. Each of these academic programs supports ...


This story was one of ANTHC’s top news items in 2018. The original story was published in April 2018. 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 ...

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