Jay Butler, Catherine Ducasse, Kim Spink, Alaska Division of Public Health; Tracie Gardner, Jeff Jones, CDC; Gay Sheffield, University of Alaska Fairbanks; staff members of CDC's Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria's service for diagnostic assistance laboratory; Nome Public Health Center staff members; Norton Sound Regional Hospital staff members; Alaska Native Medical Center
staff members; the 10 patients and community residents.
This study area includes the Alaska Native Medical Center
(in Anchorage), four different regional hospitals health care facilities and 28 remote Native health clinics in villages (Fisher, Pearce, Statz & Wood, 2003).
Approximately 150,000 Alaska Natives use the Alaska Tribal Health System, which operates 180 small community primary care centers, more than two dozen mid-level care centers, six regional hospitals, and the Alaska Native Medical Center
E Provost, DO, D Knuse, MD, J Klejka, MD, Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, Bethel; B Olson, Hooper Bay Traditional Council, Hooper Bay; E Jarin, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Office, Providence Alaska Medical Center, Anchorage; J Middaugh, MD, State Epidemiologist, Alaska State Health Dept; V Johnson, J Jordon, Alaska Native Medical Center
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Pregnant women in these areas usually deliver at the Alaska Native Medical Center
, the referral hospital for the entire state for women with complicated or high-risk pregnancies.
In addition to regional hospitals, IHS's website lists fifty-eight tribal health centers, 160 tribal community health clinics, and five residential substance abuse facilities throughout the state; the Alaska Native Medical Center
headquartered in Anchorage is the "state-wide referral center and gatekeeper of specialty care."
In addition to serving as the regional tribal health organization, Southcentral Foundation co-manages the Alaska Native Medical Center
campus in Anchorage with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.
Kumin is the architect for the Southcentral Foundation Children's Dental Clinic, Parking Garage, and Pedestrian Skybridge project on the Alaska Native Medical Center
Campus in Anchorage.
The foundation jointly owns both the Alaska Native Medical Center
hospital and Anchorage Native Primary Care Center outpatient clinic with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, which provide the varying levels of service and support.
"Faster, more reliable connectivity and the Internet mean Chugachmiut can improve access to healthcare by virtually connecting its clinics with its regional mid-level clinic in Seward and the Anchorage-based Alaska Native Medical Center
in real time," Vadapalli says.
There are 44 tribal health centers and 160 tribal community health aide clinics, with the Alaska Native Medical Center
in Anchorage as the central overseer for outreach and services.