Rachel Cassandra, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
“That's the thing that I try to teach my clients: you have voice, you have rights," said Lilian Montoya with Catholic Social Services.
Good Medicine includes paintings, illustrations, a medicine wheel, a women’s house and a men’s house – which are traditionally used for healing, teaching and meetings.
Providence breaks ground on behavioral health crisis center in Anchorage that aims to keep people out of emergency room
The center will have space for 24 people who need mental health and substance-use stabilization.
LGBTQ+ youth face high rates of suicide, self-harm and housing instability. But an organization in Alaska called Choosing Our Roots is helping them find safe homes.
Thousands of Alaskans may lose their Medicaid benefits this year, but not because they don’t qualify
Thousands of Alaskans are at risk of losing their Medicaid benefits this year – many because of paperwork issues.
The center serves people looking to reduce HIV and Hepatitis transmission and to reduce opioid overdoses.
The lack of affordable housing is a crisis across Alaska. It’s one of the reasons the state is losing working-age people every year.
Adm. Rachel Levine met with Tribal Health Organizations to learn more about the state's unique public health challenges.
Kellsie struggled with her addiction, but she dreamed of a life beyond it. She told her dad she wanted to write a book and visit schools to tell her story after her recovery.
Veteran James Phelps dealt with PTSD from his service and from losing a friend to suicide. He hopes his story will convince other veterans to reach out for help.
Congenital syphilis can lead to serious complications like premature birth, stillbirth or a baby born with blindness or deformed bones.
Frank Hughes has made thousands of roses over the years. And he’s discovered that for him, they have a unique healing effect.
The Mat-Su Borough Assembly unanimously passed a resolution to begin allocating the funds on July 18.
The stolen equipment was a mix of standard bicycles and specially-made cycles for people with disabilities.
Alaska attorney general wants access to medical information about out-of-state-abortions and gender-affirming care
The letter is a response to the Biden administration’s proposed protections of patient privacy when crossing state lines for medical care.
The military in Alaska has long struggled with high rates of suicide. A year and a half ago, one Army division started a program to combat the crisis.
Use of the opioid reversal drug Naloxone is increasing in Alaska. Naloxone is safe and easy to administer, but public health professionals say it’s essential to get people to the emergency room after using it. In practice, though, people often aren’t calling 9-1-1. And that’s concerning to public health experts.
‘Nothing else should matter’: At Anchorage roundtable, Sullivan addresses youth mental health crisis with U.S. Surgeon General
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy discussed the youth mental health crisis in Alaska at a roundtable in Anchorage.
The Alaska Women’s Cancer Care in Anchorage has been forced to ration the generic drugs cisplatin and carboplatin, due to short supplies.
Two common chemotherapy drugs are in short supply in Alaska – cisplatin and carboplatin. Oncology centers across the country are struggling to keep the drugs in stock.