Study provides look at COVID-19 in remote Alaska communities
by Ahliil Saitanan |
Ruby Fried, assistant professor of Health Science, and Micah Hahn, assistant professor of Environmental Health, of the Institute for Circumpolar Health Sciences within the Div. of Population Health Sciences, have co-authored an article, titled “COVID-19 in Remote Alaska Communities: A Longitudinal View of a Novel Pandemic,” in the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States. This statewide, longitudinal study on remote communities provides a perspective based on the lived experience of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people living in remote Arctic communities, and an opportunity for evidence- and strengths-based responses to the many impacts of COVID-19. The lessons learned may be applicable to other remote Arctic communities, and potentially to any future disruptions caused by public health crises, natural disasters, and other wide-reaching disruptions to daily life.