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Rural Health
Resources by State: Alaska

Indigenous People and Domestic Violence: Who’s Bringing Solutions
Features Alaska’s Southcentral Foundation and its Family Wellness Warriors Initiative to address Native Alaskan domestic violence issues.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Field Oversight Hearing on “Overcrowded Housing and the Impacts on American Indian and Alaska Natives.”
Presents a field hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in Savoonga, AK on the effect the lack of housing is having on the Native Village of Savoonga tribe. Features testimony from representatives of the Native Village of Savoonga, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority, and the Norton Sound Health Corporation.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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Health Impacts of Opioid Misuse in Alaska
Report details the health outcomes of the opioid crisis in Alaska. Discusses patterns of use, morbidity, mortality, and treatment. Breaks down data by sex, race, type of opioid, and region.
Author(s): Jessica Filley, Deborah Hull-Jilly
Citation: State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin, 20(3)
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Division of Public Health
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2017 Annual (January–December) Infectious Disease Report
Highlights the number of cases of infectious diseases occurrence in Alaska in 2017. Looks at diseases such as Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, and Lyme disease, among many others.
Citation: State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin, 8
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Alaska Division of Public Health
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Strengthening the Workforce to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Rural Areas
Highlights rural workforce initiatives related to maternity and childbirth services and discusses strategies to improve rural pregnancy outcomes. Features a training program at a Critical Access Hospital in Alaska and a rural OB-GYN residency program in Wisconsin.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
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Comprehensive Rural Population Health: Where is the General Surgeon?
Provides an overview of the role that general surgeons play, discusses the importance of surgical access, and describes efforts underway to attract students into the field and to train the rural surgical workforce.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health Impacts of Alcohol Misuse in Alaska
Report discusses the patterns of use, societal consequences, and rates of mortality, as well as the health impacts of alcohol misuse in Alaska. Provides statistics and data by public health region.
Citation: State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin, 20(2)
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Division of Public Health
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HIV Update - Alaska, 2017
Report on HIV and AIDS throughout the state of Alaska in 2017. Discusses the impact of HIV on rural Alaska communities.
Additional links: HIV Surveillance Report - Alaska, 1982-2017
Citation: State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin, 20(2)
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Division of Public Health
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The Continuum of Rural Medical Education
Slide presentations from the RTT Collaborative 2018 Annual Meeting, on the topics of Undergraduate Medical Education, Rural-Based Graduate Medical Education in Eastern Washington from 1985-2018, and University of Washington School of Medicine Residency Network. Includes statistics and maps showing locations of rural programs in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
Author(s): John F. McCarthy, Robert K. Maudlin, Frederick Chen
Date: 04/2018
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: RTT Collaborative
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QIOs in Action: Promoting Antimicrobial Stewardship in Rural Alaska
Describes efforts of Mountain-Pacific Quality Health and the Indian Health Service as they work together to provide education and resources to promote antimicrobial stewardship best practices among Alaska residents and providers.
Citation: QIO News
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Quality Improvement Organization Program
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