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Alaska Labor Commissioner Heidi Drygas and U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship Alaska director John Hakala joined Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) Chief Executive Officer Roald Helgesen to sign standards of apprenticeship for the Behavioral Health Aide (BHA) occupation. ANTHC, the State of Alaska, and the U.S. Department of Labor have worked together for two years to build the curriculum and coordinate with regional Tribal health providers to establish this new Registered Apprenticeship. “ANTHC continues to be at ...


After the Hurricane Irma storm cleared, a rapid public health response was needed for the citizens of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. On Sept. 14, ANTHC Environmental Health and Engineering’s Safety Program Coordinator, Christopher Fish, a Lieutenant Commander in U.S. Public Health Service, was deployed to Puerto Rico to help with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. The Commissioned Corps for the United States Public Health service offer their talents to the Alaska Tribal Health System as part of their ...


The 9th Annual ANMC Health Fair will be held on Oct. 19 and 20 at the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Conference at the Dena’ina Convention Center in Anchorage. ANTHC partnered with Southcentral Foundation (SCF) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to host this year’s health fair. The ANMC Health Fair will offer a variety of health information and services for the thousands of AFN attendees. Free flu vaccines will be offered during the two days of the ...


As cold and flu season is upon us, it’s time to take precautionary measures to keep ourselves and those around us healthy and safe from infection. Ensuring you get a flu vaccine and practicing proper hand hygiene will help protect you and those around you. Get your flu vaccine as soon as it is available from your local health care provider. It is important for all people to get vaccinated for the flu to protect ourselves, as well as our ...


Congratulations to the recent group of Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation Community Health Aide/Practitioners (CHA/Ps). The CHAP Session IV graduates include: Sephora Trefon, Perryville Madison Ayson, Chignik Bay Sophia Petla, New Stuyahok Melanie Chingliak, Goodnews Bay The training sessions were completed in Dillingham in two parts, June and August. Two instructors, Carolyn Craig and Cora Bosshart, came from Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in Anchorage. The in-person training supplemented online distance learning the health aides had completed over the past ...


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 at www.anthc.org. The cover story celebrates Eek residents who are saying goodbye to the honey bucket with the installation of in-home water service through an ANTHC Environmental Health and Engineering construction project. Other stories include a feature on the community relocation of Newtok, tips for staying healthy during flu season and more. Read the new ...


Flu season is upon us in Alaska, and it’s time to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. If you live in the Anchorage area, the ANMC Anchorage Native Primary Care Center (ANPCC) is hosting a flu vaccine clinic every Saturday in October (Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28). The ANPCC is located right across from ...


Suicide remains a sensitive and urgent topic around Alaska, which is why Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium continues to develop new ways to provide resources dedicated to shifting this painful trend. Part of that work includes communicating positive messages to those having thoughts of suicide, struggling with depression or need a listening ear. To help promote September’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and beyond, ANTHC developed the Tell Your Heart Story public service announcement for our Alaska Native people, and people ...


After going without clean water for almost a decade at one point, the residents of Akhiok, a community of 71 on the south end of Kodiak Island, now have a new water storage tank to ensure regular access to clean water. This project was a partnership between the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and Akhiok city and Tribal leadership. Construction recently wrapped up on the 100,000-gallon water storage tank. Its construction is the capstone in a series of projects ensuring ...


Water is a resource vital to the health and wellness of our people. To help guide Alaska Native and American Indian communities managing and operating their water systems, the National Tribal Water Center (NTWC) has created an interactive, online resource: Our Water toolkit. NTWC developed the Our Water toolkit to help educate and support action planning in order to ensure sustainable access to safe water and maximize health benefits in our Native communities. The Our Water toolkit is designed to ...

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