The theme of this year’s Tribal Gathering is Our Health, Our Family, Our Community—Wanguta Assilraigun Naulunritlerkarput in Yup’ik.
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.
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.
Lifetime Honorary YKHC Board Member Dr. Paul “Kangrilnguq” John passes on.
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 .
VA Rural Health is recruiting 15 veterans—or those willing to help veterans in the YK region—to attend Tribal Veteran Representative (TVR) training March 26th in Bethel. Deadline to sign up is noon on March 1.
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.
Governor Bill Walker was joined Friday, Feb. 6 by Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson to present the plan for Medicaid expansion and reform.
YKHC President/CEO Dan Winkelman is visiting with the Alaska Legislature this week to advocate for YKHC and Tribal health initiatives that will be under discussion during the session.
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.