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The Messenger is produced by the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation’s Public Relations Department as a report to Tribal Members. It is compiled monthly on the web at and printed every other month for our subscribers and YK Delta village residents. For questions, comments, submission of articles, or subscription information, write to:

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Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation
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Bethel, Alaska 99559

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News articles are published on the YKHC website as they are received. The Messenger is printed on the 15th of even-numbered months. Please respect our copyright and ask permission to reprint articles or pictures.

Current Issue

Current Articles

Provider Profile: Alyssa Condon, PA

Meet PA Alyssa Condon, YKHC's lead for the clinical aspects of RAVEN--our electronic health record system, a sort of liaison between the providers who use the system and the “back-end” of it.  Read More »

Tribal Gathering 2015

The theme of this year’s Tribal Gathering is Our Health, Our Family, Our Community—Wanguta Assilraigun Naulunritlerkarput in Yup’ik.   Read More »

Sobering Center Eases ER Load

A goal was set when the Sobering Center opened in 2011 to reduce the number of intoxicated individuals to the ER to less than four percent. The goal was achieved for the first time in November, 2014, and continues to be met.   Read More »

Diabetes Program offers Community Grants

YKHC’s Diabetes Prevention & Control Program is currently inviting all communities in the YK Delta to apply for our 2015 Community Activity and Garden Award funds. Application Deadline id April 1, 2015.  Read More »

Health Aides Complete Preceptorship

Over the past several weeks, CHAP instructors have flown to different villages to complete preceptorships for Health Aides. The preceptorship is the final stage of the Health Aide’s education .  Read More »

EMS Day at the Legislature

Alaska EMS regional coordinators and directors gathered from the seven EMS regions across the state, meeting in Juneau, the week of Feb. 2-6 to collaboratively work on statewide EMS issues.  Read More »

Native Artwork Stolen from YKHC Headquarters

During the weekend of Jan. 31–Feb. 1, the YKHC Community Health Services Building or “New YK” administration building was broken into and approximately a dozen valuable artifacts and Alaska Native artwork items were stolen. A $1,000 reward is being offered.  Read More »

Chevak Clinic Grand Opening

The collaborative planning effort that began in 2013 between the Chevak Traditional Council, the Denali Commission and Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) has resulted in a new health clinic that opens today during a special ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 12:30 p.m.  Read More »

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