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This year, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) is recognizing ANTHC Environmental Health and Engineering’s work to improve the health of Alaska Native people with four awards. The Newtok Relocation to Mertarvik Sustainable Planning Team received an Indian Health Services (IHS) Director’s Award, which recognizes efforts beyond regular duty requirements resulting in significant benefits to IHS programs, customers, or fulfillment of the IHS mission. The project is in the early stages of helping the community of Newtok ...


This story also appears in the April – June issue of the Mukluk Telegraph available online. Since 2003, the Alaska Native Medical Center has been Alaska’s only Magnet®-recognized hospital, which acknowledges high quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Our nurses display commitment and excellence through professional development and evidence-based practice at ANMC. In addition to their work and education, many of ANMC’s nurses participate in shared governance and the Magnet journey — ANMC is currently ...


Amy Foote, ANMC Executive Chef, was recently notified that she received the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) 2018 Innovation Award for her efforts and innovation in the service of traditional Alaska Native foods on the Alaska Native Health Campus. Abigail Solazzo, ANFP Chapters and Leadership Manager, wrote in Foote’s award notification letter, “Your nomination demonstrated a wealth of meaningful accomplishments you have already achieved, along with compelling evidence to support your potential for success in leadership roles and ...


May 6-12 is National Drinking Water Week and to celebrate the National Tribal Water Center, a program of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, teamed with Alaska Native and American Indian celebrities for the Drink More Water campaign. Visual artist and activist Bunky Echo-Hawk is the first celebrity to be featured in the campaign encouraging our people to enjoy the health benefits that come with drinking water. Here are 10 reasons to Drink More Water! Keeps your skin looking good ...


On Tuesday, April 10, more than 60 ANTHC staff participated in a community-wide earthquake disaster response drill. The purpose of the drill was to practice disaster preparedness and response with other local hospitals, the Municipality of Anchorage and the State of Alaska Emergency Response office in preparation for future emergency events. ANTHC staff working at the ANMC hospital simulated their organizational response to a scenario that involved receiving a surge of mass casualty patients, including patients who have both minor ...


After traumatic injury sustained in a car accident near Fairbanks, Jaime Johnson traveled to Anchorage with his mother Hilda for specialty care the Alaska Native Medical Center Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Clinic. Read Part 1 of the Johnsons story here. Dr. Amalia Steinberg, of the ANMC ENT Clinic, wanted the Johnsons to stay in Anchorage for a follow-up appointment because of the difficulty of the surgery to repair the broken bone above Jaime’s eye. They were not expecting an ...


To help achieve the vision that Alaska Native people are the healthiest people in the world, the Alaska Tribal Health System must also be healthy and progressive. The Consortium’s Board of Directors established a fund to offer 10 educational scholarships for $5,000 each to qualified Alaska Native and American Indian students who are interested in health care careers. ANTHC will accept applications until June 15, 2018 for the 2018-19 academic year. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books and ...


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 said he was alert and in stable condition, but that Hilda would have to come and pick him up ...


Help keep your communities and families safe by turning in unused medication during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28. The Alaska Native Health Campus will be one of many locations in Anchorage where you can turn in unused or expired medications for safe disposal. The event is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the Alaska Native Health Campus, in the parking lot across the street from the Inuit building, 4141 Ambassador ...


Health and safety are important aspects of the work done by ANTHC Environmental Health and Engineering, especially on the job. ANTHC Engineering Services and Construction Field Operations group recently held its annual Safety Conference for Construction Field Staff to prepare for the summer construction season. ANTHC construction field staff includes 37 superintendents and other construction trades including electricians, plumbers, mechanics, utility operators and crew leaders. The conference related job safety to the ANTHC vision that Alaska Native people are the ...

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