ANTHC HIV/STD Prevention 
Program Newsletter
August 2019
Hello! Camai! Wáa sá iyatée! 
Yeti hnu bugh yagheli est tsedi. "Whatever you do in life I hope you succeed in good health. " - Dena'ina Blessing
Join us during September's Suicide Prevention  Awareness Month activities
"Compassion." -Traditional I ñ upiat Value

At ANTHC we understand the difficulties of losing someone to suicide and urgency to provide support. Our Suicide Prevention Program collaborates with community partners and Tribal health organizations within the Alaska Tribal Health System to provide evidence-based education and training about suicide prevention, intervention and postvention (healing and support after loss by suicide).

To recognize September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, this year, ANTHC is participating in a number of awareness events to help foster conversations about suicide and raise awareness. Check out the full list of events ANTHC is also hosting a photo contest. Download the contest flyer The goal is to send a message of hope and encourage people to reach out to others sooner rather than later. To participate check out ANTHC's social media pages or visit the Tell Your Heart Story webpage

If you or someone you know is in crisis or having thoughts of suicide, please talk to someone you trust, call the Alaska Careline at 1-877-266-4357 or from 3-11 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday text 4help to 839863. We're here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Your calls and texts are free and completely confidential. You can also visit the Alaska Careline website.

"Fourth R" Curriculum Training , September 11, Anchorage

The State of Alaska Division of Public Health is hosting a free workshop on The Fourth R curriculum and the Healthy Relationships Plus program. Curricula are relevant for middle and high school aged youth. Register now. For more info contact Lindsay Hammer at or 907-269-4921. Download the flyer
Caring for Our People: Harm Reduction, Stigma, and Drug User Health, September 25 - 26, Ninilchik

A free training opportunity intended for service providers to increase awareness and knowledge on harm reduction and drug user stigma. Participants will learn strategies to engage Native and other marginalized community members in affirming, supportive, and culturally-responsive services. Special guest: Matt Ignacio (Tohono O'odham), PhC, MSSW, with the University of Washington's School of Social Work. Download flyer. For more information or to RSVP contact Annette Hubbard at 907-740-3330 or

Hepatitis C (HCV) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD), October 8 - 9, Anchorage

Clinicians and other health care providers are invited to participate in a free Hepatitis C (HCV) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) clinical training held October 8-9 in Anchorage. The training is geared toward those who serve Alaska Native people and will be held at Alaska Pacific University. The training includes comprehensive information to effectively address the evolving opioid and hepatitis C epidemics. Learn more and register now. Download the flyer. For more info contact:


School Health & Wellness Institute - Registration Open

Save the date for the 14th annual School Health and Wellness Institute. The conference will take place October 28 - 30 at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage. Registration is free and travel scholarships are available. Access more info on the State of Alaska webpage or contact Wendy Hamilton at 907-465-2768 or Event is organized by the State of Alaska Division of Public Health in partnership with the Department of Education and Early Development.

    • Order free condoms and at-home STD testing kits
    • Order free educational materials
    • Find answers to questions like: Can I catch an STD if I haven't had sex yet? My friend seems depressed--how can I help?

And find culturally and age appropriate sexual health curricula at

For more information, contact Jaclynne Richards, ANTHC HIV/STD Prevention Program: (907) 729-2971, or