2014 Tribal Unity Gathering


Tribal Unity Gathering XXI

Download the Agenda

Download the Conference Handbook (2.5 mg pdf)

Read the Summary Report of Tribal Unity Gathering XXI: Tribal Health and Our Future

Report Presentations (More to Come)

YK Delta Health Status Scorecard. Joseph Klejka, MD
Emergency Room Wait Times. Patricia Smith, Patient Care Administrator
Emergency Room Tablet Patient Satisfaction Survey. Jeff Clark, RN & Emergency Department Manager
Alaska Native Workforce Development’s COMPASS Program. Patricia Smith, Patient Care Administrator & Jennifer Nixon, Professional Trainer
RAVEN – YKHC’s eHR Journey. Lukas Vanasse, RAVEN Administrator
Behavioral Health Services & Plans. Ray Daw, Behavioral Health Services Administrator
Vaccines: Protecting the Next Generation. Dr. Ros Singleton, MD, ANTHC Immunization Coordinator
Successful Clinical Building and Operations. Newton Chase, Support Services Vice President
Tuberculosis in Alaska-Brief History and Current Epidemiology. Michael Cooper, MD, MS, Infectious Disease Program Manager, Tuberculosis Controller, State of Alaska, Section of Epidemiology
YK Elder’s Home Journey for Certification. Gerald Hodges, YK Elder’s Home Administrator

Survey Results, All Priorities by Service Unit will be posted as the documents become available.

About YKHC’s Tribal Unity Gathering

 YKHC partners with its 58 federal Tribal affiliates each spring to fulfill two objectives:

  1. The corporation reports on the status and progress of programs, facilities and services
  2. The Tribal representatives identify health care concerns and determine their priorities for improving the programs, facilities and services that address those concerns.

YKHC sponsors up to two delegates, typically tribal council members or their representatives, from each YK-area tribe to come to Bethel and participate in the Gathering and priority-setting. Many changes have come about as a result of Gathering priorities. Most notably, the new Yukon Kuskokwim Elders Home, the long term care facility that opened in August, and the new Prematernal Home now under construction. Add to the list: CT scanning at the hospital, regional medevac services, a Sobering Center, subregional health clinics and many service improvements designed to bring culturally relevant health care closer to home.

For more information about the Tribal Gathering, call YKHC Public Relations at 907-543-6038.