Behavioral Health Summer Camp
19 students participated
Alaska Area Health Education Center held a weeklong academy in Barrow for 19 high school students from 14 villages around the state to teach them about mental health
Introduction to Alaska and our Healthcare System
Here's a great article for the healthcare provider moving to Alaska
Alaska is a land rich in history, geography and diverse cultures. As a potential member of our rural health workforce, we urge you to prepare for your clinical or rural experience by reviewing the Cultural Attunement modules below, especially the overview and the region where you will be staying. You will explore our state through a series of interviews conducted with elders and health professionals while learning about our unique Alaskan cultures and multifaceted healthcare system.
Science and Engineering Conference
Ilisagvik students attend the American Indian Science and Engineering Conference
The City of Anchorage recently hosted the 34th annual American Indian Science and Engineering Conference sponsored by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). Iḷisaġvik College Student Government President April Phillip, student Laura Nicolai and former Allied Health Coordinator Gloria Burnett participated in the conference, showcasing Iḷisaġvik's efforts with the Junior Public Health Educators (JPHE) program.
Healthcare Important To Kids
Youth take on tough public health topics
For Kayla Nungasak, a quiet 13-year-old Barrow student, standing up in front of a group of middle school students and talking about suicide is a bit intimidating, but not too intimidating to stand in the way of her desire to try to help others.
Ilisagvik takes healthcare careers to North Slope
Ilisagvik College partners with AHEC
Ilisagvik College (Barrow, AK) is working closely with the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) of Alaska to bring better healthcare services to the northern region of the state. Northwest AHEC—which includes Barrow, Nome, and Kotzebue—is the newest of the five AHECs in Alaska. Through recruitment, rotation, and retention, this emerging program has big plans for the future.