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Coffee with Ethel: An Alaska Native leader looks back

...him over the years."A highlight was in 1984 with the two-year completion of the Memorandum of Agreement for Indian Health Services.A celebration was held in D.C. to thank Stevens and other senators.The various tribes on the board brought...
Federal dollars to help tribes combat meth use, suicide

...Alaska tribes and health providers are using federal dollars to combat methamphetamine use and suicide.The federal Indian Health Service awarded Alaska Native Tribal Health Corp. $200,000 out of the $1.6 million that was set aside in September...
Plan B more accessible to American Indian women

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The federal Indian Health Service has finalized a policy that makes emergency contraception more accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native women.The written...
Nation and World
Alaska VA launches pilot program to schedule appointments

...facilities. If there is no availability at the prescribed facility, VA officials will try Department of Defense or Indian Health Service facilities, then Choice providers and next non-Choice providers.
Alaska says 1,000 people signed up for expanded Medicaid

...uninsured last year, though that figure includes Alaska Natives who have no health care beyond what is provided by the Indian Health Service, which is not considered comprehensive.Alaska Department of Health and Social Services spokeswoman Sarana Schell...
Arctic village tries new sanitation system pilot program

...additional funding to study the system over the next year. In all, ANTHC spent $250,000 from its own budget. The Indian Health Service spent an additional $225,000 for the program."If we see this is improving life and health and if the homeowners...
My Turn: The Alaska Constitution is worth defending

...Alaska Native seniors need not fear, as their care will be fully reimbursed by Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare and Indian Health Service, at fully funded clinics and hospitals.Seniors who are non-Native are at the short end of the stick.Although...
Peggy Exendine

...Peggy retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs where she served as a contracting officer. She also worked for Indian Health Service during her career. She was a member of the Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp No. 2 in Juneau and was also a member...
SEARHC opens new health center in Hoonah

...Grantors included the Denali Commission, State of Alaska, Rasmuson Foundation, Hoonah Indian Association, Indian Health Service and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. "Building a new facility in this community has been on our radar...
Bartlett, SEARHC optimistic about Medicaid expansion's effects

...Native health care organization.SEARHC provides prepaid care for Alaska Native and American Indians. The federal Indian Health Service pays for about 50 percent of that every year, CEO Charles Clement said. The rest of SEARHC's health care services...


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