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Odds of infant death higher in villages

...remote villages die at twice the rate of Native infants in cities, according to new research from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.Epidemiologists for the statewide nonprofit estimate the odds of a child dying before his or her first...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-24/odds-infant-death-higher-villages
State
ANTHC receives grant to study contaminants in Bering Sea

ANCHORAGE - A grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will enable the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to study climate change and contaminant shifts in the Bering Strait region.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-04/anthc-receives-grant-study-contaminants
State
Trial program offers free health insurance for Alaska Natives/American Indians

Through a collaboration between SouthEast Regional Health Consortium and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Alaska Natives and American Indians may be eligible for free additional health insurance coverage through a new trial program.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-05-18/trial-program-offers-free-health-in
Neighbors
Saxman adds $5M MIEX system to treat its water

...said Saxman is the first city in Alaska to use the MIEX process, which was installed with help from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. The new facility was built two years ago but took that long to get approval, "work out the kinks...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/saxman-adds-5m-miex-system-treat-its-wa
State
Alaska flu cases spike; season hasn't peaked

...increased risk for contracting the flu, said Dr. Rosalyn Singleton, immunization program director for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.Historically, Alaska Natives have a higher rate of underlying medical conditions such as lung disease...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-20/alaska-flu-cases-spike-season-hasnt-pea
State
Letter: I'm one of 40,000

I am one of the 40,000 Alaskans who will not have health insurance coverage due to Gov. Sean Parnell's decision to not expand Medicaid.

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2013-12-16/letter-im-one-40000
Letters
Parnell denies Medicaid expansion

...Alaska and Anchorage chambers of commerce, the Anchorage NAACP, the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and democratic legislators have all recently expressed support for the expansion.Parnell previously...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-17/parnell-denies-medicaid-expansion
State
Local help for enrolling in new Health Insurance Market Place

The news has been flooded with stories of difficulties accessing the new Health Insurance Market Place, part of the Affordable Care Act, but NAMI Juneau will host an event Monday, Nov. 4, to help locals navigate the new system.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-11-03/local-help-enrolling-new-health-insuran
Local
Legislative News in Brief

Juneau Hydropower, Inc. has filed for a draft license application and a preliminary draft environmental assessment for a hydropower project at the popular fishing hole, Sweetheart Lake.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-30/legislative-news-brief
State
Alaskans should invest in energy like Warren Buffett

...building's utility costs in the future? Some building owners are taking this to heart. In 2012 the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium completed construction on their new Healthy Communities Building in Anchorage, receiving LEED Silver...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-23/alaskans-should-invest-energy-warren-
Opinion

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