Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation allocates $100,000 in donated funds

Posted on June 16, 2010 in Events

In support of its mission, the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation recently disbursed $100,000 to a variety of ANTHC programs. As the charitable arm of ANTHC, the Foundation works to raise awareness and funding to further the Consortium’s vision of making Alaska Native people the healthiest people in the world. Established in 2007, the Foundation has raised nearly $1 million for a variety of initiatives.

“This is the first big distribution of funds on behalf of the Foundation,” said Carrie Brown, director of the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation. “The Foundation itself is not that old and it’s impressive that it is already paying these kinds of dividends to help further our cause.”

Funding for the Foundation is generated through donor funding, the annual Raven’s Ball black-tie event, ANTHC employee contributions and ANTHC direct funding.

The following programs were selected for funding based upon need and alignment with the Foundation’s key initiatives:

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  • Contract Health’s Behavioral Health Department’s Mindy Schloss Memorial Fund, to help fund a statewide meth/suicide prevention campaign: $23,000
  • Alaska Native Medical Center Oncology Department, for cancer care: $21,000
  • Dental Health Aide Therapist program: $37,700
  • Division of Community Health Service’s Wellness and Prevention program: $3,500
  • HIV/STD Prevention Center’s wellness and prevention outreach: $3,500
  • Division of Community Health Elder Care program: $2,700
  • Employee Development and Training Department’s Native educational assistance scholarship fund: $5,700
  • Injury Prevention Center’s Healthy Village Environments Fund: $3,000

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