Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports the Alaska Native Heritage Center towards their mission to preserve and strengthen the traditions, languages, and art of Alaska’s Native People through statewide collaboration, celebration, and education.
Victor Joseph was named an RWJF Community Health Leader in 2001 for his leadership of an addiction recovery program for Alaska Natives. Today he works to expand access to health care for the 42 tribes living in the interior of Alaska.
October 1, 2013
Public health has been strengthened through the success of the grassroots residential sprinkler movement; however, local action is hindered by state preemption.
October 17, 2012
RWJF honors Kay Branch, MA, with a 2012 Community Health Leaders Award.
July 27, 2011
Growing up in Alaska, she knew no female physicians, no Native American physicians and no physicians of color. "You don't know what you can do until you're exposed to the possibility," she says.
January 4, 2011
Knowledge Asset: The project involved a partnership between tribes, regulatory agencies and health professionals to incorporate a health impact assessment (HIA) into the environmental impact process for oil and gas development and mining in Alaska
January 1, 2011
In this chapter of the Anthology, award-winning journalist Sara Solovitch chronicles the history of dental therapists and dental aides in Alaska.
October 1, 2010
Depending on which data source is used, estimates of uninsurance rates and disparities in these rates between population groups can differ substantially, according to this analysis comparing data from three national surveys regarding the American Indian/Alaska Native population.
November 1, 2007
Urban Indian Health Commission reveals that urban Indians face a high incidence of heart disease, diabetes and depression, yet have minimal access to quality health care.
January 27, 2003
Program Results Report
Medical Pathfinders, a non-profit organization that helped seriously ill Alaskans to navigate their way through the health care system, worked towards establishing a state-of-the-art research and communications system.