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September is National Recovery Month. Observing Recovery Month helps to increase awareness and understanding of substance use disorders, increase knowledge of recovery resources, and provide support by sharing personal stories of addiction and recovery. The theme for Recovery Month 2019 is Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger. Recovery is a lifelong process of improving health and well-being while living independently. Many people suffering from addiction achieve sobriety, but recovery can be more difficult. Recovery involves changing your outlook ...


It is difficult to see a family member or loved one deal with substance abuse. Often, living close to someone who abuses substances, such as alcohol, drugs or prescription opioids, puts a strain on the entire family. A new therapy being offered in Anchorage at the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA), in partnership with ANTHC, offers hope to families who have someone that suffers from substance abuse. Family members and friends know their loved ones best, making them some of ...


September is recognized as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This year, ANTHC is participating in a number of awareness events throughout the month to help start conversations about suicide and raise awareness. We can all prevent suicide and help save a life. If you need immediate help or someone you know is in crisis or having thoughts of suicide, please talk to someone you trust, call 911 or call the Alaska Careline at 1-877-266-4357. The Alaska Careline Crisis line is here ...


This summer, 25 Tribal Epidemiology Centers staff, representing 10 different organizations from across the nation, gathered to participate in the Management Concept’s Cost Principles for Federal Grants training in Anchorage, Alaska. Sponsored by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Tribal Epidemiology Center’s Public Health Infrastructure Network Coordinating Center and the ANTHC Alaska Native Epidemiology Center (EpiCenter), the training provided participants with knowledge and experience in federal cost principles and how they affect awards including: oversight; budget development and review; spending ...


Every story matters. And since a picture is worth 1,000 words, we want you to show us your heart story. For September’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, ANTHC is hosting the Tell Your Heart Story Youth Photo Contest. Alaska Native and American Indian youth up to age 25 are invited to share photos, images and artwork that help tell your story.  Please submit photos, images or artwork that Tell Your Heart Story along with a brief description (2-3 sentences) on Facebook, ...


At ANTHC we understand the difficulties of losing someone to suicide and urgency to provide support. Our Suicide Prevention Program collaborates with community partners and Tribal health organizations within the Alaska Tribal Health System to provide evidence-based education and training about suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. September is recognized as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This year, ANTHC is participating in a number of awareness events throughout the month to help foster conversations about suicide and raise awareness. Please take our ...


For years, Alaska Native leaders negotiated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for permission to serve traditional foods to those who benefit from their healing and comforting effects. Healthy eating is one of the building blocks for a healthy life. ANTHC’s Tribal leadership has helped place traditional foods in a prominent place in our health care and services. ANTHC has long been at the forefront of advocating for the positive aspects of harvesting and eating traditional foods – and permission ...


ANTHC and Alaska Pacific University (APU) hosted the first-ever Alaska Indigenous Research Program (AKIRP) in Anchorage. The theme for the program, which was held in May, was Promoting Resilience, Health and Wellness. The research program aims to increase cultural humility and sensitivity of health researchers with emphasis on the importance of Tribally driven and culturally responsive research as well as support and grow Indigenous researchers and scholars. The program included three weeks of courses designed for all levels of research ...


The U.S. News & World Report recently recognized ANMC as the only “High Performing Hospital” in Alaska, in the area of orthopedics. The U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings, released the 2019-20 Best Hospitals rankings in July. This new and revised 30th edition provides an assessment on nearly every hospital nationwide that is designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to seek care. Spanning 25 adult specialties, procedures and ...


ANTHC is set to begin a first-service sanitation project in Koyukuk in August of this year. Koyukuk is currently an unserved community and sanitation infrastructure has been a long time coming. Work will start with an Indian Health Service (IHS) grant of $2.5 million to construct on-site water and wastewater facilities for a dozen homes. This is the first part of a multi-phase, multi-year project that will ultimately serve the entire community with water wells, septic systems and in-home plumbing, ...