The COVID-19 walk-up testing (located at 4043 Tudor Centre Drive, first floor of the ANTHC Parking Garage) will be reducing its hours of operation effective Monday, March 29. The new hours will be 10 a.m-noon AND 4-6 p.m. The drive-thru COVID-19 testing site (4141 Ambassador Drive) will not be changing its hours and will continue to be open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Pre-registration is still required for both test sites.

The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation (HANF) Raven’s Ball has been a celebratory event raising funds for the Alaska Tribal Health System for the last 13 years, however, this year HANF has transformed the 14th annual spring gala fundraiser into an online event called the Raven’s Resilience CelebrationThe celebration will take place online and run for three days, from April 20 through April 22, 2021. The Online Auction will open on Tuesday, April 20 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). The Luminary Awards, ...

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Board of Directors has named Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson, Interim President, effective Monday, March 15. Ms. Davidson, who currently serves as President of Alaska Pacific University, will take a leave of absence from that role as she leads ANTHC. Garvin Federenko, who was serving as Acting President, will remain Chief Executive Officer. “We sincerely appreciate Garvin’s willingness to step in, ensuring business continuity in the last few weeks,” said Bernice Kaigelak, Board Chair. “We look ...

Alaska’s Vaccine Task Force, co-led by Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), continues to work closely with federal, state, Tribal and local partners to offer vaccine to all Alaskans as efficiently as possible. With the increased supply from manufacturers and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent emergency use authorization of a third vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson, more vaccine with increased flexibility is now available to protect Alaskans. ...

March is Alaska’s statewide ode to sobriety awareness and celebrating our friends, neighbors, relatives, and all who are in recovery. As we approach the fourth year of the state’s Sobriety Awareness Month, it is important to acknowledge how we can and should support Alaskans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs. Every Friday in March, the Consortium is sharing a video series featuring five individuals who are living sober. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to hear their stories of recovery, how ...

The ANTHC Board of Directors has authorized an investigation into the allegations against its former chair and president, which is underway by an independent, outside investigator. “Through the process of the investigation, this Board is absolutely committed to ensuring a safe work environment for all ANTHC employees.” said Bernice Kaigelak, ANTHC Board Chair.  “Unfortunately, Alaska Native women are disproportionately impacted by abuse. We will not tolerate misconduct or sexual harassment of any kind. We are moving forward.” “This has been ...

This week the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium experienced a sudden change in leadership, but with the guidance of our Board and the dedication of our employees, we remain confident that our mission in service of our Alaska Native people will continue without interruption.  The Board of Directors moved swiftly to name interim leadership to ensure appropriate business continuity and we have great faith in the continued strength of the Consortium on the path ahead. Bernice Kaigelak, a Tribal health ...

The Winter 2021 Mukluk Telegraph newspaper is now online! Featuring these stories: ANMC staff receive first COVID-19 vaccinations in AlaskaChevak: A success story in Tribal utility partnership‘Don’t let me have gone through this for nothing.’ Son shares mother’s legacy after her passing from colorectal cancer Also check out these videos: Protecting Our People: COVID-19 info in five Alaska Native languagesVideo 2020 Year in Review Or this recipe for caribou soup and share with others how to keep a healthy home! ...

When Chevak joined the Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative (ARUC) in 2004, the program was in its infancy. Chevak, and a handful of other communities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region, recognized the advantages of working together to manage, operate and maintain their water and sewer systems. For Chevak, the partnership with ARUC has resulted in nearly 50 percent reductions in water and sewer costs for residents, a robust reserve account and a more efficient and self-sustaining system. Each ARUC community operates their ...

Alaska has been a leader in telemedicine innovation and more recently with dramatically improved video teleconferencing capability. ANTHC is conducting research with patients who are 18 an older and diagnosed with a chronic disease and who are being seen by a specialist to complete a brief survey about telemedicine visits.  The study is open to people meeting these eligibility criteria, whether you have used telemedicine services or not. Participation is voluntary. Volunteers will be given a small gift for participating. ...