Our mission is to contribute to the wellness of Alaska Native people by monitoring and reporting on health data, providing technical assistance and supporting initiatives that promote health.
We are part of ANTHC's Division of Community Health Services. One of twelve tribal epidemiology centers established by the Indian Health Service, we assist the National IHS Epidemiology Program in improving the health of Alaska Natives and American Indians.
We respond to data requests, analyze and report on health data, and share Alaska Native health information at the local, state, national, and international levels.
We provide public health training, program evaluation consultation, and assist in the development of surveys, focus group guides, and other data collection methods.
Surveillance is conducted on a number of health issues such as different cancers, maternal child health, and mortality. We also conduct applied health studies.
We support the development of initiatives addressing health priorities, health promotion, and disease prevention. See our Colorectal Cancer Program.
We provide regional and statewide health data for Alaska Native people.
The Colorectal Cancer Control Program works to increase colorectal cancer screening across the Alaska Native Tribal Health System. Click here for program information and resources.
2012 Alaska MCH & Immunication Conference visit the new site!
Healthy Native Families Bulletin
Cancer is the leading cause of death among Alaska Native people. The Alaska Native Tumor Registry has monitored important cancer data since 1969 to better understand cancer prevelance among Alaska Native people.
The new Data Book is a collaborative effort between the Epidemiology Center and the State of Alaska, Division of Public Health, Section of Women’s, Children’s, and Family Health.
The Mortality Update reports on leading causes of death for the Alaska Native population. Data are provided by age, gender, and by tribal health service regions. Additionally, trends over time between 1980 and 2008 are included.
This bulletin is the first time that data on domestic and sexual violence affecting Alaska Native people of all ages is brought together in one place.
Whether you’ve attended the conference in the past or you are just hearing about it now, we hope you will attend on September 27-28, 2012 at the Anchorage Marriott Hotel.
The Alaska Native Epidemiology Center is hosting the second Alaska Native Population Conference on April 12, 2012. Mark your calendars and register early for this event!