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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:

Messenger Editor, Media Services
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation
P.O. Box 528
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

Lon Putnam retires

Lon Putnam has spent most of his 15-plus years at YKHC working as a field clinical instructor for the Community Health Aide Program. He has traveled to every village in the YK Delta and beyond.   Read More »

Nurses Graduate

The Bethel nursing students completed their four-semester clinical nursing program and were honored at a pinning ceremony at the cultural center on Sunday December 14, followed by a potluck.  Read More »

Staying Healthy

It’s resolution time again. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get fit and healthy, you’ll need a rational strategy to reach your diet and weight loss goals.  Read More »

Thank you to Rasmuson Foundation

As the year 2014 comes to a close, YKHC would like to acknowledge and thank the Rasmuson Foundation for their continued generosity and support in awarding grant funds in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and throughout Alaska.  Read More »

IRS Exemption Forms for IHS Beneficiaries

The IRS has released the final version of the form and instructions that may be used to report or claim the Exemption for American Indians and Alaska Natives and Other Individuals who are Eligible to Receive Services from an Indian Health Care Provider  Read More »

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