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Each year, the March of Dimes Alaska Chapter honors Alaska’s exemplary registered nurses whose leadership and contributions make a significant impact in their community and in the profession of nursing by giving Nurse of the Year Awards. Sixteen caregivers were honored for their extraordinary level of patient care, compassion, integrity, professionalism and leadership in the nursing profession at the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards. Approximately 300 guests attended the dinner Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Hilton Anchorage. ...


A team from ANTHC Tribal Utility Support recently traveled to Gulkana to fix several problems with the water treatment system that threatened the community’s ability to provide clean water. Excess sediment around the well pump was reducing the flow of river water to the water treatment plant and clogging up system equipment. In addition, an improperly installed heat tape was allowing ice to build up around the pipe that carries the water from the river to the plant. Both conditions ...


The Harvard Honoring Nations awarded the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s three health aide training programs, collaboratively known as the Tribal Community Health Provider Programs, with its High Honors award during a special presentation at the 75th annual National Congress of American Indians conference in Denver, Colorado. According to The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, Honoring Nations “identifies, celebrates and shares excellence in American Indian tribal governance. At the heart of Honoring Nations are the principles that tribes ...


Quitting smoking isn’t easy, and takes time and planning. The Great American Smokeout is a great day to take that first step towards a tobacco-free lifestyle! The ANTHC Tobacco Prevention Program has resources to help you plan a quit attempt or support you through those first days towards your tobacco-free life. The ANTHC Tobacco Prevention Program will host a table on the Great American Smokeout, Thursday, Nov. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Healthy Communities Building lobby, ...


The average person spends approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, where their health can be affected by the environment around them. Moisture control and ventilation are two important aspects of maintaining healthy home air quality. When piped water is first introduced to a home, additional moisture build-up occurs, which could lead to mold growth, infrastructure damage and respiratory illnesses. In September, the ANTHC Tribal Air Quality and Healthy Homes Program collaborated with an ANTHC water service construction project in ...


In a move that will expand educational opportunities in our state, Alaska Pacific University (APU) has renewed its articulation agreement with Iļisaġvik College. This collaboration will allow for students to complete coursework at either school and transfer to the other. Building on the strategic partnership with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, APU recently reported record enrollment of Alaska Native and American Indian students for its Fall 2018 semester. Currently, Iļisaġvik College is the only federally recognized Tribal college in ...


The 10th Annual ANMC Health Fair was held at the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention at the Dena’ina Convention Center in Anchorage. ANMC partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to host this year’s health fair on Oct. 18 and 19. The ANMC Health Fair offered a variety of health information and services for the thousands of AFN attendees. Free flu vaccines were offered to adult health fair attendees, with 444 vaccinations given during the two days ...


The Northwest Arctic Borough recently partnered with ANTHC and the Maniilaq Association to manage a $1.8 million utility assistance program for all communities in the region. This program has reduced most residential customers’ water and sewer utility rates by about two-thirds. It is also reducing the number of water/sewer emergencies, providing training and support for operators and administrators, and making communities more competitive for construction grants. Funded by borough revenue, this program completed a joint fuel purchase for all community ...


In September, the National Indian Health Board honored national, regional and local champions in Indian Health for their invaluable service to Indian Country. Three individuals from the Alaska Tribal Health System were recognized with awards for their impactful work serving Alaska Native and American Indian people in the IHS Alaska Area. Local Impact awards These awards recognize an individual or organization whose work has affected change or impacted health care on the local and/or Tribal level. Robert Henrichs, Native Village ...


Building on the strategic partnership with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Alaska Pacific University (APU) achieved record enrollment of Alaska Native and American Indian students for its Fall 2018 semester. Fifty-seven first-time students who identified as Alaska Native or American Indian enrolled in classes, equating to 28.28 percent of APU’s total fall 2018 new student enrollment. “This year’s enrollment numbers reflect a concerted effort by APU to develop a relevant campus community reflective of our vision and mission as ...

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