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Bridging Community Connections Through Healthcare Education and Training

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Alaska AHEC Scholar's article about improving Alaska's communities through healthcare.

Seawolf Food Pantry: Feeding UAA students regardless of circumstance

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Dietetics and Nutrition associate professor Amanda Walch discusses how the soon-to-be-expanded Seawolf Food Pantry makes food available to all UAA students.

New firefighters/EMTs to service Lewis County

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College of Health graduate Alex Chamberlin discusses his journey after completing his paramedic degree with the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Bristol Bay students practice life-saving skills in a mass casualty incident drill

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Alaska study links domestic violence to poor health outcomes

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The Alaska Victimization Survey (AVS) released a new report about the health of women who have experienced Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Physical violence is a part of IPV, but it also includes things like controlling behaviors, threats of harm, and inflicting harm against people and things an intimate partner cares about. Dr. Ingrid Johnson with AVS told the Alaska Beacon these sorts of behaviors can have a lasting impact.

Top Alaska workforce leaders discuss barriers to retention and building a strong foundation for the healthcare workforce

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In a recent analysis of the state’s healthcare workforce, the Alaska Hospital and Healthcare Association found that job vacancies are increasing, and not enough people are entering the workforce to make up for it. Leaders in Alaska discussed the pressing healthcare workforce crisis in the state and ways to support and retain providers at the 2023 Alaska State of Reform Conference last month.

ECU partnership with UAA brings rehabilitation services to remote communities

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A partnership between East Carolina University and the University of Alaska Anchorage is bringing speech-language pathology rehabilitation services to remote communities.

Alaska’s domestic violence council explores restorative justice methods in court sentencing

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Restorative justice is a form of resolution that allows victims of crimes to work with the criminal justice system to address and correct the harm caused. UAA’s Ingrid Johnson from the Justice Center and Rei Shimizu from the School of Social Work spoke to the Alaska Beacon about how restorative justice can be used in cases of domestic violence.

Alaska Municipal League is helping rural communities qualify for climate change funds

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Rural Alaskan communities are seeking grant funding to address health risks related to climate change. Associate Professor Micah Hahn from the Institute of Circumpolar Health Studies spoke to Alaska Public Media about her team’s efforts to help communities create climate adaptation strategies.

College student homelessness discussed at Housing Action Summit

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The Housing Action Summit in Anchorage featured a week of events that draw attention to Anchorage’s housing crisis. Faculty and staff from across UAA spoke to Alaska’s News Source about barriers some students face, including food insecurity and homelessness.

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