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Flu vaccine reminder: ANMC accredited campus employee deadline is Dec. 1

November 21st, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

Employees can visit the Employee Health office in the hospital or the HCB to get their annual influenza vaccine and the new COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccines! No appointment or registration needed and the vaccine can be given at the same time but is not required. Employee Health hours: Who is required to get an influenza vaccine?While all employees are strongly encouraged to get the influenza vaccine, employees working on the ANMC Accredited Campus are required. This requirement is slightly different than the COVID-19 …

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Save the date: the ANTHC holiday party is back!

November 18th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

This season we invite you to once again dress in your holiday style and walk your way into a winter wonderland celebration! When: Dec. 10 at the Dena’ina Convention Center ballroom Stay tuned for registration and more details!

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ANTHC employee discount: APU Nordic Ski Center Winter & Annual Programs

October 14th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

APU Nordic Ski Center winter program registration is officially OPEN for the 2022/23 Winter Season! APU is offering a 20% discount for all ANTHC Employees to any community programs. To register and view a list of programs, please visit https://apunordic.com/programs/  Use the coupon code partner20 to receive the discount. Family Discounts are Also Available! After two year-round memberships, all other memberships are half-price within that year. Please email nordic@alaskapacific.edu for your registration preference and APU Nordic can send a discount code for registration. We offer programs …

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Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Saturday, Oct. 15 and 22

October 12th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

Oct. 15 and 2210 a.m.-2 p.m. ANPCC West Parking Lot4320 Diplomacy Drive Patients must be 6 months or older, be eligible to receive services at ANMC, and wear a mask in the drive-thru. No appointments necessary for the Saturday drive-thru clinic. Contact your provider if you have questions, concerns and to schedule a weekday flu shot in clinic.

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Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Resources

October 6th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

ANTHC’s Domestic Violence Prevention Program partners with multiple statewide and regional partners to identify resources to provide support and information on resources for domestic and sexual violence prevention. Resources are available to order (free of charge) at  https://www.iknowmine.org/shop/ Community Health & Wellness resources: WE ARE WORTHY POSTER and WE ARE WORTHY CARD Everyone deserves healthy relationships: GETTING TOGETHER POSTER and GETTING TOGETHER CARD Domestic Violence Prevention Resources PSA National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233) or https://www.thehotline.org/ In Anchorage: AWAIC: (907) …

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New COVID-19 bivalent booster and flu vaccines arriving soon to Employee Health

September 14th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

ANTHC Employee Health has not yet received doses of the flu and the new COVID-19 booster vaccine but expect to receive it soon. Dates and locations will be shared once they become available. The CDC recommends that everyone receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster as soon as they become available and you may choose to get both the COVID-19 booster and the flu vaccine on the same day. COVID-19 vaccine boosters are not required at ANTHC but are highly encouraged as …

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2022-23 employee flu vaccine update: flu vaccinations available by end of September

July 27th, 2022 by Employee Health

Employees were sent an automatic email yesterday assigning the Employee Health component of FLU SHOT 2022-2023. This email was sent to prepare myHR for the upcoming flu season; however, Employee Health does NOT yet have flu vaccine for this year. It is expected that flu vaccines will be available by the end of September. We are sorry for any confusion this automatic email caused. Communications will be sent once vaccine arrives and clinics are scheduled for staff.

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Employee Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic every Friday

July 12th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

The ANTHC Employee Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is returning to its Friday clinic operations and is open to all staff from 7-11 a.m. Employees can get a booster dose or a second booster dose if 50 years and older or moderately or severely immunocompromised. Learn more about booster doses here. Please register in advance at https://anthc.as.me/schedule.php and bring your copy of your CDC vaccine card to your appointment. The clinic is located in hospital conference room 3 across from the …

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Week 4: 2022 Mental Health Awareness Month

May 25th, 2022 by Jeran Pelagio-Williams

Week 4, May 23-31: What to do if needing help and where to go What we will learn: Identify what to do if you need help Decide where to go to seek help When living with a mental health condition or facing a mental health concern, it’s common to feel like no one understands what you are going through.  Mental health conditions can be hard and confusing. Talking about mental health in the open is becoming more common. Stigma or …

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APU Spring Creek Farm’s Annual Seedling Sale: TODAY

May 25th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

Planning a garden for this summer? Mark your calendars for APU Spring Creek Farm’s Annual Seedling Sale! This year’s sale is today from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. outside the Carr Gottstein Academic Center on the Alaska Pacific University Campus in Anchorage (4225 University Drive Anchorage, AK 99508). The APU Farm grows high-quality, organically produced, and Alaska adapted seedlings, which are sure to get your garden off to a good start, and funds raised help to support ongoing educational, production, …

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Traditional Teachings with Liz Sunnyboy on Tuesday, June 7

May 24th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

ANTHC Behavioral Health Team is taking steps to support the mental health and well-being of our Alaska Tribal Health Systems. Please join us in Traditional Teachings with Elizabeth “Liz” Sunnyboy, where we hope to learn, share, and support one another during this challenging time. The meeting will be on Tuesday, June 7 at 10:30 a.m. We truly look forward to seeing many of you there! Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93196881393 Meeting ID: 931 9688 1393 If you have any questions, please …

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Team ANTHC 100 Miles in May update

May 20th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

We are already over halfway through the 100 Miles in May challenge! Week 3 of the 100 Miles in May Challenge is coming to an end and 4,447 people and 321 teams have racked up 221,262 miles! Team ANTHC has 104 members and is currently in fourth place for most miles accrued of all the teams participating. Congrats to our top 5 Team ANTHC members for logging lots of activity through the first three weeks of May. Keep up the …

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Week 3: 2022 Mental Health Awareness Month

May 17th, 2022 by Jeran Pelagio-Williams

Week 3, May 16-22: Recognizing when you need help What we will learn: Identify when you are stressed and out of balance Recognize when your thoughts, feelings and behaviors change Pay attention to your usual thoughts, feelings and behaviors. How is your typical mood? Energy level? Appetite? Sleep routine? Social life? Physical health? How do your thoughts change when you experience something that causes you stress? Recognizing when our thoughts, feelings and behaviors have changed significantly is the first step …

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Bike to Work Day Friday, May 20

May 17th, 2022 by Dana Diehl

Have you been wondering about Bike to Work Day? It is back and treat stations are back as well. We encourage you to get together with co-workers, family members, household members, friends, and anyone you want to ride your bicycles with to celebrate the event and kick-off biking season. To register and find a map of the treat stations, go to https://www.bikeanchorage.org/btwd22 Happy Biking!

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Week 2: 2022 Mental Health Awareness Month

May 11th, 2022 by Jeran Pelagio-Williams

Mental health plays a big role in overall well-being. As we go through life we have both good and bad experiences. By balancing our experiences with the basics of mental health, we can incorporate positive habits as a way to support our own mental wellness and lead a healthy life. Please join us through the month of May to honor Mental Health Awareness Month with weekly activities aimed to enhance your overall wellness. Starting Monday, May 2, surveys will be …

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May is National Trauma Awareness Month

May 9th, 2022 by Catherine Sharpe

The American Trauma Society (ATS) and the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) have joined forces to develop the 2022 annual National Trauma Awareness Month (NTAM) campaign. National Trauma Awareness Month 2022 “Safe Surroundings: Preventing Violence and Promoting Peace Community by Community” Join the ATS all month long to celebrate Trauma Survivors and the professionals who directly impact patient care The American Trauma Society (ATS) and The Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) have come together in the development of the annual …

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Alaskan pediatric patient in need of life-saving bone marrow; ANTHC hosting registry drive to assist in finding match on May 9

May 4th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

In partnership with the Be the Match (BTM) Foundation, ANTHC is hosting a Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive to benefit an Alaskan child who must receive a matched donation in the next four to six weeks.   When: Monday, May 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Outside main rotunda entrance of the Alaska Native Medical Center; 4315 Diplomacy Drive Who: People between the ages of 18-40 who are willing to get a cheek swab For patients like this child, who are diagnosed …

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Join Team ANTHC in the 100 Miles in May challenge!

April 30th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

Team ANTHC invites you to join the 100 Miles in May Challenge! The goal is to keep everyone active and social! Try to reach 100 miles each month doing all kinds of activities that are converted to miles and invite your friends to do the same. Register at https://100miles.healthyfuturesak.org/ and join Team ANTHC! For more information on the 100 Miles in May Challenge, go to https://100miles.healthyfuturesak.org/pages/faq. For more information on Healthy Futures, visit healthyfuturesak.org. Starting on May 1, you can log all your daily physical …

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ANTHC tobacco-free policy survey: complete and be entered to win an Amazon Gift Card!

April 28th, 2022 by Crystal Meade

Dear ANTHC staff, In partnership with UAA, we invite you to participate in our annual online survey evaluating our campus tobacco-free policy. We hope you consider participating. The survey is about 5 minutes to complete. Those who participate will be entered in a drawing to win either a $100, $50, or $25 gift certificate from Amazon. The survey will close May 27. Your participation is important and will help with the effectiveness of the policy. Here’s a link to participate in …

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Native Youth Olympics: in-person April 21-23 at the Alaska Airlines Center

April 21st, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

The Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) Native Youth Olympics (NYO) games are being held in-person April 21-23 at the Alaska Airlines Center. ANTHC is a proud supporter of the NYO Games and athletes, who embody wellness and determination! The Opening Ceremonies take place on Thursday, April 21 at 1 p.m. ANTHC will have several programs participating in the Opportunities Expo held during the three days of the games. Stop by and see our Wellness and Prevention, Behavioral Health Wellness Clinic, Walk-In …

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 13th, 2022 by Alan Kelley

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Risk Management is sharing some resources to promote driving safety. The link below includes guides, webinars and other resources to learn more about driving and bicycle safety. View the toolkit

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Visit the Creating Connections Virtual Health Fair booths between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and visit with booth staff

March 17th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

Check out the booths today between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and visit with booth staff via chat or video, stop by and say hello! Go to the fair to visit the virtual booths, participate in the community discussion boards and polls. There are prizes for participating in the Passport Contest and booth give-a-ways and raffles! Registration: https://bit.ly/cc-health-fair-2022 Already registered? Visit the event from a computer using this link: https://cchealthfair2022.events.whova.com Download the Whova mobile app to access the event from …

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March is Alaska’s Sobriety Awareness Month

March 3rd, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

This March is Alaska’s fifth statewide Sobriety Awareness Month! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see how people across the state are talking about sobriety. Discover the ways that culture, community, health and support inspire Alaskans in their recovery journeys. Join the #AKSobrietyAwareness conversation each week by commenting with what recovery means to you! Check out our blog post and see more ways to participate. You can also fill out a short survey to receive a care-package by mail with white ribbons and …

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Stop the Bleed Class in person Saturday, March 12

March 1st, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

Join the ANMC trauma team for an interactive course teaching basic bleeding control tactics. These are essential skills for everyone! You will learn how to identify life-threatening injuries, how to treat and pack wounds as well as proper tourniquet application. This class is open to anyone in the community and offered free of charge. You can learn how to stop major bleeding in three simple ways by taking this bleeding control course Stop the Bleed empowers the general public to …

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APU Nordic Olympic Kick-Off Event Friday

February 2nd, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

APU has 6 APU Nordic Skiers competing in the Olympic games, and ANTHC staff are invited to the APU Olympic kickoff event on Friday, Feb. 4 to cheer them on: GO APU & TEAM USA!  Please join APU Nordic Ski Center and Nordic Ski Association (NSAA) of Anchorage Friday, Feb. 4 for a Winter Olympic Kick-Off Celebration! The event will be held outdoors from 6 -11:30 p.m. at Alaska Pacific University. An outdoor projection of the Opening Ceremony Highlights will …

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February is American Heart Month

February 1st, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

As the number two cause of death for Alaska Native and American Indian people, heart disease affects all ages and genders. Do you know how to keep your heart healthy? 5 Tips to prevent heart disease Know your risk– Certain health conditions, your lifestyle, age and family history can increase your risk for heart disease. Eat healthy- Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, wholegrains and proteins. Limit processed foods Be physically active- Physical activity has many heart health benefits. Aim for …

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ANTHC in the news: Alaska hockey star’s diagnosis is a reminder to take health symptoms seriously

January 19th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

ANTHC Marketing and Communications partners with the Anchorage Daily News on a series of stories to highlight our staff and successes in the Tribal health system. Read the latest story on how one of our patients who is young, healthy and in peak physical shape almost ignored the lump that turned out to be cancer. It happened when Evan Trupp least expected it. Last winter, the Anchorage-raised hockey player was living in Germany, playing professional hockey for the Dresdner Eislowen, …

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New ANMC cleaning reminder chime: plays daily from 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

January 14th, 2022 by Carol Dunn-Hale

A new overhead reminder chime is now playing daily every two hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the overhead paging system at ANMC. This plays as a reminder for hospital staff to take a safety moment for cleaning and disinfecting shared areas and other frequently touched surfaces. The chime plays daily every two hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. During evening quiet hours, a TigerText reminder will be sent to select staff for overnight cleaning reminders. Frequent …

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ANTHC Paid COVID-19 Sick Time and Employee Health procedures updated

January 12th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

The ANTHC’s Paid COVID-19 Sick Time Procedure, HR602-01 (January 11, 2022), has been updated. The CDC recently updated its guidance on when employees may return to work after a COVID-19 infection after a reduced isolation period length of 5-7 days from symptom onset or positive test. The ANTHC COVID-19 sick time procedure has been updated accordingly. Please note, if ANMC, under Incident Command, internally activates Crisis Standards of Care, this timeline may be shortened following CDC guidance to meet operational needs. The key …

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No changes to ANTHC Universal Masking policy

December 8th, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

The Anchorage Assembly voted to end Anchorage’s mask mandate but ANTHC will not be not making any changes to our universal masking policy at this time. Masks continue to be required to be worn by all staff in all ANTHC buildings and property to protect the health and safety of our staff, patients and visitors. Reminder: face coverings continue to be required when in all ANTHC and ANMC property: Indoors in any common areas, including when entering and exiting any building, hallway, stairway, restroom, elevator, conference room, or break …

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