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The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s (ANTHC) charitable arm, will host the 11th annual Raven’s Ball on March 24 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. The Raven’s Ball has garnered the reputation as one of Alaska’s most elegant black-tie celebrations and vibrant fundraising events. This year’s gala will continue the tradition of philanthropy that benefits the Foundation and its three key initiatives: improving medical care; strengthening wellness and prevention efforts; and promoting healthy village ...


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 career advancement in high-demand fields. They are grounded in cultural competence, place-based and experiential learning, and innovative, indigenous models ...


Behavioral and mental wellness are important, yet often underserved, parts of individual and community health in rural Alaska. In order to better serve our Alaska Native people throughout the state, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium has partnered with Iļisaġvik College to develop an academic program to grow a community-based behavioral health workforce. The training curriculum was designed by ANTHC Behavioral Health Aide Program and is specifically tailored for Behavioral Health Aides (BHA) who are serving our people in rural communities. ...


ANTHC is committed to strengthening our Alaska Native and American Indian workforce and developing future Alaska Tribal Health System leaders by sharing information on the various job opportunities that support Tribal health. ANTHC Engineering staff, Sean Driskill, Engineering Project Manager, and Kevin Tuning, CAD Manager, recently presented a unique aspect of their work for the students at the Hydaburg Middle and High School. They met with more than 25 students, teachers and parents who were there to learn more about ...


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, ...


If you were not able to speak for yourself, how would you get the care you want? Advance Care Planning makes sure your health care wishes are known if you become unable to speak for yourself. Alaska Native Medical Center now has Advance Care Planning materials created specifically for Alaska Native and American Indian people. These materials, including the “Your Care, Your Choices” Conversation Guide, use storytelling and vivid imagery to take you down the path of Advance Care Planning ...


Everyone should remember to get eye exams regularly, but they are especially important for Elders. January is National Eye Care Month and a good time to recognize the importance of eye health. Why are eye exams essential for Elders? As we age, eye exams become even more important. Vision problems may develop with no physical symptoms until they’re quite advanced. See your provider to screen for early stages in: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) Glaucoma Cataracts Diabetic retinopathy Refractive errors Scheduling ...


As of 2017, 42 communities and more than 3,000 Native households in rural Alaska still lack sanitation infrastructure and access to safe drinking water. Even though steady progress has been made since 1970 in providing modern piped infrastructure to rural communities, these unserved communities and households are still reliant on the honey bucket. For 31 Alaska communities, new challenges to providing access to in-home water and sanitation systems are seen from climate change impacts. Many of the remaining unserved communities ...


It is never easy to be away from family and friends during the holidays, and for our people facing health issues at ANMC, 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. This week, ANTHC and Southcentral Foundation hosted the annual Russian Orthodox Christmas Celebration at the Anchorage Native Primary Care Center (ANPCC), the ANMC hospital and Patient Housing at ANMC. After ...


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 at www.anthc.org. The cover story celebrates ANTHC’s 20th year and includes timeline highlights from ANTHC’s early years. Other stories include clinic moves on the ANTHC campus, winners of the Tell Your Heart Story photo contest and more. Read the new Mukluk Telegraph online here. If you would like to update subscription information or begin ...

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