Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium: Center for Climate and Health
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) is a not-for-profit tribal health organization managed by Alaska Native tribal governments and their regional health organizations. The Consortium was created in 1997 to provide statewide Native health services.
Climate change affects the health of Alaska Natives in many ways, increasing risk for injury and disease and causing interruption or damage to health infrastructure such as water systems and health clinics. The mission of the Center for Climate and Health is to help the Alaska Tribal Health System adapt to climate change and to other new or emerging health impacts. The program combines ANTHC's engineering, environmental health, and community health expertise to provide assistance to local and regional partners in assessing impacts, and developing appropriate adaptation strategies.
The Center is performing Climate Change Health Impact Assessments to document health effects, and provides community level consultation on climate change adaption.
Phone: (907) 729-2464