Telemed Research Study Survey Participants Needed Archive | Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Category: Health Advocacy

Alaska has been a leader in telemedicine innovation and more recently with dramatically improved video teleconferencing capability. ANTHC is conducting research with patients who are 18 an older and diagnosed with a chronic disease and who are being seen by a specialist to complete a brief survey about telemedicine visits.  The study is open to people meeting these eligibility criteria, whether you have used telemedicine services or not. Participation is voluntary. Volunteers will be given a small gift for participating. ...

History in the making. A step toward normalcy. An amazing feat of science and technology. These are just some of the ways people have described how they feel about the COVID-19 vaccine. Twelve months into the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, Alaska received its first shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday, Dec. 13, and deliveries were made safely to three Anchorage health care facilities the next day. Alaska Native Medical Center was the first Alaska facility to receive the COVID-19 ...

After spending time in Anchorage attending new employee orientation and learning about resources available to support Tribal members, Nastasia Kassel returned to Bethel to serve as ANTHC’s second regional liaison for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) regional area. Kassel is of Yup’ik heritage and is an enrolled member of the Kasigluk Traditional Council. She has lived in Bethel for the last three years. Before moving to Bethel, Kassel lived in Kasigluk where she is originally from. Before accepting this new ...

The Alaska Native Medical Center is experiencing a significant increase in patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Concurrently, the rising numbers of people impacted by community spread of COVID-19 is impacting the staffing levels of essential health care workers, who must quarantine or isolate after infection or exposure. If this trend continues, our hospital will not have the physical bed space or staff available to provide the level of care our community will likely need.“The best and most efficient way to increase ...

Visit ANTHC’s Healthy Relationships webpage to see regional resource guides and contact information if communities or organizations are interested in learning more about how to partner with ANTHC. Nearly three out of four Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. We can help our family, friends and community members address domestic violence by learning about programs and services available across Alaska during October’s Domestic Violence Awareness and Action Month.We can let people know they aren’t ...

We are several months in to a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Everything looks a little different these days. People in masks out in public, Plexiglas barriers at most public places, physical distancing protocols and people practicing hand hygiene more vigilantly than ever. Now, flu season is also upon us and it’s time to take one more precautionary measure to keep ourselves and those around us healthy and safe from infection. Get your flu vaccine now. This simple thing will help protect ...