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Specialty services at ANMC is proud to announce the addition of ANTHC’s 36th specialty service: the Allergy and Immunology Clinic at ANMC. This new specialty service is located within the Internal Medicine Clinic, on the third floor of the Healthy Communities Building. The Allergy and Immunology Clinic will see patients of all ages. Providers can refer fora variety of allergy and immunology issues, including recurrent anaphylaxis without known etiology, chronic cough, chronic sinusitis, unstable asthma, drug allergy, angioedema, urticaria, food/environmental ...


On June 14, family and friends gathered in Anchorage to celebrate ten new Dental Health Aide Therapists (DHAT), the largest graduating class from the Alaska Dental Therapy Education Program (ADTEP) to date. “As we begin the celebration of 15 years of DHAT practice in Alaska, it is fitting that this is our largest class, with 10 graduates,” said Dr. Mary Williard, who helped create ADTEP. “The success of our DHAT education program has been documented, showing that the work of ...


The Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) recently received the prestigious international recognition as a Designated Baby-Friendly birth facility. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (“BFHI”), a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Based on the Ten Steps to Successful ...


This spring, Alaska-based Partnering for Native Health Program was one of five global programs awarded at the World Justice Challenge: Access to Justice Solutions, a global competition aimed to “identify, recognize and promote good practices and successful solutions to improve access to justice.” A collaborative effort between the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC), and Alaska Pacific University (APU), Partnering for Native Health Program trains health providers to screen patients for potentially health-harming legal needs ...


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 highlights ANMC’s reverification as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. Other stories include ANTHC’s recognition as a top employer by Forbes, a photo essay showcasing the completion of a project to bring water service to Eek homes and tips for emergency care while traveling. If you would like to update ...


The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) was named by Forbes as the Best-In-State Employer for Alaska, in the first-ever ranking of America’s best employers by state. Forbes partnered with Statista, a market research company, to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees across the U.S. The ranking is divided into 51 lists: one for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. ANTHC is a nonprofit Tribal health organization designed to meet the unique health needs of ...


The Garden of Roses-Camp for Girls offers a healing space through traditional values for Alaska Native girls ages 8 to 17 who are survivors of sexual abuse. Over three days in August, camp attendees participated in healing circles and connected with their Alaska Native culture through safe, positive activities. The Garden of Roses-Camp for Girls is sponsored by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative. This year’s camp is scheduled for August 2-4 in Fairbanks, Alaska and ...


The Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS) recognizes individuals or groups of employees whose special efforts and contributions, beyond regular duty requirements, have resulted in significant benefits to IHS programs, priorities, or customers and fulfillment of the IHS mission. Commander Shad Schoppert, ANMC Supervisory Facilities Management Engineer, received the 2018 IHS Director’s Award for his exceptional leadership of the ANMC Facilities team following the 7.1-magnitude earthquake on Nov. 30, 2018. Cmdr. Schoppert, along with other award winners throughout the ...


In partnering with a Tribal health organization in need of support, ANTHC has been honored with the Indian Health Service Director’s Award for helping to improve the quality and delivery of pharmaceutical care services at the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation (BBAHC). The ANTHC leadership consultative team that earned the award was headed by Vivian Echavarria, VP of Professional and Support Services, Capt. Kara King, Director of Pharmacy, and Cmdr. Sara Doran-Atchison, Manager Pharmacy Quality Improvement. According to IHS, the ...


June is National Healthy Homes month! The Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designated June to spotlight the importance of having and maintaining a healthy home. This year’s theme is Growing up Safe and Healthy: 5 Minutes to a Healthy Home. ANTHC’s Healthy Homes program aims to do this all the time, but in recognition of Healthy Homes Month, we’re hosting a contest on social media. Over the course of this month, we will be posting seven Healthy Homes ...

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