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Save the date!  The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation (HANF) will host their 16th Annual Raven’s Ball on April 29, 2023 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska.  More information will be available closer to the event.

Congratulations to ANMC DAISY Award winner, Miriam Goodson and ANMC BEE (Being Excellent Every Day) Award Winner, Whitney Powell RN. DAISY and BEE Awards are considered from nominations received directly from patients and colleagues. Goodson and Powell were nominated by a co-worker and patient guardian, respectively. ANMC’s nurses provide culturally appropriate, family-centered care in a unique hospital environment, and they are constantly seeking ways to improve services and care we provide. In an effort to further recognize the outstanding work ...

Since 2019, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and the Alaska Pacific University (APU) have hosted the Alaska Indigenous Research Program (AKIRP): Promoting Resilience, Health and Wellness. The 5th Annual Alaska Indigenous Research Program will be held May 8-26, 2023 at the Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, Alaska. A limited number of scholarships to cover travel and registration fees are available. The goal of AKIRP is to increase the health research capacity of Alaska Native and American Indian people and communities by ...

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) recently named Jackie Qataliña Schaeffer as the Director for Climate Initiatives. ANTHC partnered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which provided funding and support for this new position.Schaeffer is Iñupiaq with family roots from Kotzebue. She has served the Consortium for the past six years as the Community Development Manager, working with Tribal partners on innovative sanitation systems, helping with relocation plans and performing outreach and education on climate change related ...

The ANTHC Behavioral Health Wellness Clinic (BHWC) offers counseling services for our Alaska Native and American Indian patients across Alaska. This includes a variety of groups that you can access from the convenience of your personal computer or smartphone. To register for a group or to learn more information about the services available, call (907) 729-2492 or visit www.anthc.org/bhwc.  The BHWC is currently inviting adults to register for two new group sessions. ACT on Your Recovery ACT on Your Recovery ...

ANTHC recognized World AIDS Awareness Day on Thursday, Dec. 1, and encouraged Alaskans to seek HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing options, such as self-testing. This service bridges the gap for many people living in remote and rural areas of Alaska where access to HIV testing is limited or there are concerns about privacy and confidentiality. While positive results do need to be confirmed with an in-person appointment, self-tests can limit visits to the clinic and increase access to HIV and STI ...

Congratulations to the ANTHC staff who support the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) Pharmacy team for receiving the Indian Health Service Director’s Award for Pandemic Heroism. The ANMC Pharmacy team was recognized for their instrumental COVID-19 vaccine-response efforts, in collaboration with the State of Alaska. ANMC was the first site in Alaska to offer the COVID-19 vaccine and prioritized high-risk individuals. Due to the efficiency of the distribution, Alaska became the first state in the country to open vaccine availability to ...

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 ...

Congratulations to Elizabeth Aarons, Iñupiaq, ANTHC Registered Nurse, on receiving the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Health Award! Aarons is a registered nurse in the Alaska Native Medical Center’s Oncology and Infusion Center. For more than two years, she was a supervisor and frontline health care worker for the CDC Foundation and contracted to work at ANMC’s COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing Program. This award is given to an Alaska Native in the health field who has improved the health outcomes ...

The 2022 ANTHC annual meeting was held on Nov. 30 in Anchorage at the Consortium Office Building and virtually on Zoom. Our Annual Meeting is an opportunity for our people and Tribes and Tribal health organizations and partners to learn about our work and share feedback with ANTHC leadership. Visit our information site at anthc.org/annualmeeting to learn more and submit questions for ANTHC leadership.