Heartbeat Alaska: Health and Wellness

Heartbeat Alaska: Health and Wellness

This video shows an Alaska Native perspective on health and wellness, including how and where elders gather plants for use in traditional medicines and how they are used; the impact that youth camps have on the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse; how living a traditional lifestyle leads to overall wellness; and diabetes prevention campaigns. The villages of Nikolai, Tununak, Sitka, Unalakleet, Kotzebue, and Nuchek are highlighted with dog musher Joe Garnie making an appearance.

HILDDA LUOHTI, music composition, is used with permission.

Senate Health Care Bill Would Hurt Alaska Families

Senate Health Care Bill Would Hurt Alaska Families

The new healthcare bill in Congress would charge people 50 and over 5 times more for healthcare than everyone else. It would also charge people with pre-existing conditions, like cancer, diabetes and even asthma thousands of dollars more for coverage. AARP is calling on every Senator to vote no on the healthcare bill.

Learn more:
http://www.action.aarp.org/voteno

AARP Advocates:
http://www.facebook.com/aarpadvocates

Alaskan cancer survivor asks Senators to vote ‘no’ on proposed health care plan

Alaskan cancer survivor asks Senators to vote ‘no’ on proposed health care plan

This Fourth of July, Alaska’s senators are home while congress is on recess, but their work on a proposed healthcare plan is far from over. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell initially wanted a vote on their attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act before the holiday recess, but it became clear that wouldn’t happen. The delay gives Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan more time to look over the proposed bill and get answers, something both of them say they need before they make a decision on how they’ll vote.

Southeast Alaska Public Health Nurse Recruitment

Southeast Alaska Public Health Nurse Recruitment

2012 NPHIC Bronze Medal Award for Excellence in Public Health Communication

Public health nursing is contributing every day to the improvement of the health of Alaskans and their families. Nurses work with communities to solve public health concerns and to create community solutions that will improve the health of all Alaskans in the years to come. There are many challenges in public health in Alaska — and you can help public health nursing to be ready for them!

Learn more about State of Alaska’s Section of Public Health Nursing at hss.state.ak.us/dph/nursing/.

If you are seeking State of Alaska public health nursing careers, please visit workplace.alaska.gov.

Public Health Nurse Recruitment Video- Bethel, Alaska

Public Health Nurse Recruitment Video- Bethel, Alaska

Public health nursing is contributing every day to the improvement of the health of Alaskans and their families. Nurses work with communities to solve public health concerns and to create community solutions that will improve the health of all Alaskans in the years to come. There are many challenges in public health in Alaska — and you can help public health nursing to be ready for them!

View our job openings within the Department of Health and Social Services at workplace.alaska.gov.