Diabetes Alert Day—March 26, 2013

Published on March 15, 2013

Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose (sugar) levels are above normal. Diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. The YK Delta is seeing an increase of Type 2 diabetes.


Diabetes announces Community Activity Grants

Published on February 15, 2013

YKHC’s Diabetes Prevention & Control Program is inviting all city and tribal government and other non-profit agencies in the YK Delta to apply for our 2013 Community Activity and Garden Award funds.


Mental Health First Aid in Fairbanks February 12 & 13

Published on December 31, 2012

Similar to ‘First Aid’ and CPR, ‘Mental Health First Aid’ teaches you how to help those experiencing mental health problems until professional is available. The training is sponsored by Trust Training Cooperative (TTC).


YKHC Lab Inspection a Success

Published on June 21, 2012

Congratulations to the Bethel and Subregional Clinic Laboratories! The College of American Pathologists recently surveyed each of YKHC’s lab sites and each site passed with flying colors.


ANTHC Marks HIV Testing Day June 27

Published on June 21, 2012

June 27, 2012 is National HIV Testing Day and The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) Early Intervention Services is giving away 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles to promote testing and awareness to reduce stigma around HIV.


Amanda Wise, Health Aide of the Month

Published on May 3, 2012

Congratulations to Amanda Wise, Health Aide of the Month (February) from the village of Lower Kalskag. Field Supervision coordinator and Health Aide program administrator, Andrea Thomas stated “Amanda shows a lot of dedication to her patients. She stays in the clinic with patients and makes sure they get the care they need.

Veteran NewsHour Cameraman Brian Gill takes a parting shot of Toksook Bay. Photo by Sarah Clune, courtesy of PBS.

PBS Visits Toksook Bay for NewsHour Dental Series

Published on December 5, 2011

PBS NewsHour Correspondent Betty Ann Bowser was in the YK Delta recently with a NewsHour…