Healthcare is one of Alaska’s fastest growing industries. Because of the state’s lack of infrastructure and its rural nature Alaska’s healthcare systems have found innovative solutions to some of these challenges including telemedicine, healthcare exchanges, traveling healthcare professionals, and mobile clinics. It’s widely acknowledged that healthcare costs are high in Alaska and the state’s key stakeholders continue to explore methods to lower healthcare costs.
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The information in the assessment is intended to help state and local policy makers better understand how school districts are supporting students, and to help stakeholders identify gaps in services and opportunities to improve how our schools support students and families.
Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care, has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center the Environmental Excellence Award for exemplary environmental stewardship.
The mural at Alaska Seeds of Change was facilitated by artist Sarah Davies, creator of the 2015 100 Stone Project.
“I find the field of bariatric surgery extremely gratifying and provide the best care for my patients by treating them like family,” says Dr. Maryna Chumakova-Orin.
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation and GCI will apply to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration for a $53 million grant to launch a project to extend high-speed, low-latency fiber internet service to Bethel.
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50 Years of ANSCA
Fifty years ago, as the Watergate scandal swirled around then-President Richard Nixon, he signed into law the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). It was the largest land claims settlement in the nation’s history and a stark departure from agreements forced on Tribes in the Lower 48.