Registration extended for the Alaska Indigenous Research Program! Sessions start in May Archive | Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

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ANTHC and Alaska Pacific University (APU) are again hosting the Alaska Indigenous Research Program (AKIRP) in Anchorage on the APU campus. The theme for the program, which is being held annually in May, is Promoting Resilience, Health and Wellness. AKIRP 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 to support and grow Indigenous researchers and scholars. This free in-person program also offer college ...

The 2022 Alaska Maternal Child Health (MCH) and Immunization Conference is being held virtually February 22-24. Early bird registration ends on January 21. The conference provides opportunities to learn about new and emerging issues in maternal and child health and immunization in Alaska. Rural and urban Alaska health professionals come together to learn about best practices and tools for the prevention of key and emerging maternal child and family health issues in Alaska. The Alaska MCH and Immunization Conference is ...

Students in the Alaska Dental Therapy Education Program of Iḷisaġvik College started their education in a new instructional facility on the Alaska Native Health Campus last week, marking new growth for the successful program providing oral health care for rural communities. Since 2004, dental health aide therapists have expanded access to oral health care for 40,000 people living in Alaska’s Tribal communities. In August 2020, the program became the first accredited dental therapy program in the United States when it ...

The Winter 2021 Mukluk Telegraph newspaper is now online! Featuring these stories: ANMC staff receive first COVID-19 vaccinations in AlaskaChevak: A success story in Tribal utility partnership‘Don’t let me have gone through this for nothing.’ Son shares mother’s legacy after her passing from colorectal cancer Also check out these videos: Protecting Our People: COVID-19 info in five Alaska Native languagesVideo 2020 Year in Review Or this recipe for caribou soup and share with others how to keep a healthy home! ...

This fall, construction was completed on new education and training facilities located in the Education and Development Center on the Alaska Native Health Campus. The Consortium’s Education and Development Center will provide Tribal Community Health Providers a place to learn, collaborate and find empowerment and opportunity, and strengthen the foundation for rural Alaska care for a brighter, healthier future for Alaska Native people. After years of makeshift, temporary spaces, the Education and Development Center will provide the Tribal health system’s ...

Today, the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), which accredits all U.S. education programs for dentists and dental hygienists, granted accreditation to a dental therapy education program for the first time, acknowledging the successful program at Iḷisaġvik College in Utqiaġvik. This is a victory for community-driven and equity-focused health policy, which instead of imposing solutions on communities, lifts up the solutions communities devise for themselves. Dental therapists are now working or authorized in at least some settings in ...