Category: Health Advocacy

Please join us in raising awareness for breast cancer on Indigenous Pink Day, Thursday, Oct. 19, by participating in our Instagram photo contest! ANTHC’s Health Promotion and Cancer Program invite all Alaskans to wear pink on Thursday, Oct. 19, post a photo on Instagram using the hashtag #IndigenousPink, tag @anthctoday, and tell us why you wear pink in the caption. Contest rules: 1. Follow the ANTHC Instagram page (@anthctoday). 2. Take a photo of yourself wearing pink and post it ...

Be a hero. Carry naloxone. ANTHC encourages community members to join us for a naloxone drive-thru training and distribution event on Saturday, Sept. 16 from noon-3 p.m., at the Alaska Native Health Campus in the parking lot next to the pond, southwest of the ANMC hospital. All community members are welcome. Fentanyl has been fueling the opioid epidemic. Fentanyl-related deaths have dramatically increased in Alaska. Learn how to recognize signs of an opioid overdose and how to administer naloxone, a ...

In a 7-2 ruling, the United States Supreme Court today resoundingly affirmed the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). “Today’s ruling protects what Tribes and our families have always known, connection to culture and identity is critical to the health and well-being of our children, families, and communities,” said Valerie Nurr’araluk Davidson, President/CEO of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. “People will do the most extraordinary things for the right reasons. Children, family, and community are always the ...

Please join us to celebrate the 2023 graduates of the Alaska Dental Therapy Education Program (ADTEP) and congratulate the transitioning class of 2024! The in-person ceremony will at the Grant Hall Auditorium, located on the Alaska Pacific University campus, at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 8 and streamed on Facebook Live. See the Facebook event for details and to watch.  The ADTEP is in collaboration with Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Iḷisaġvik College. Dental Health Aide Therapists (DHATs) provide professional and culturally ...

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Mayo Clinic are working together. We wish to learn ways to help Alaska Native people who smoke to quit with help from family. You may be eligible to participate if you: Those who join this study will look over materials we would like to use in the study. We will then ask you to give us your thought by phone. The interview will take about one hour. Participants will receive a $25 Visa ...

ANMC Purchased Referred Care (PRC) offers limited benefits to eligible Alaska Native and American Indian beneficiaries to help with emergency medical care while traveling outside of Alaska. Patients who meet ANMC’s eligibility criteria and residency requirements qualify. To meet residency requirements, the individual must not have been absent from Alaska for more than 180 days; and intend to live in Alaska indefinitely. Individuals who move back to Alaska must live in Alaska for at least 180 days, with the intent ...