The Alaska Native Health Board (ANHB) is the statewide voice on Alaska Native health issues. Active for over 40 years as an advocacy organization for the health needs and concerns of all Alaska Native people, ANHB continues to emphasize the importance of self-determination in healthcare services and encourages wellness and healthy ways of life in Native communities through policy change.

March 24, 2017

American Health Care Act (AHCA) Pulled from House Consideration

The cost of the American Health Care Act to Alaskans House leadership pulled the American Health Care Act from the floor today after the Republican Party determined that there would not be enough votes to pass the legislation. The Alaska Native Health Board provided this report of the costs of the American Health Care Act… MORE
IHS Press Release
January 23, 2017

RADM Chris Buchanan Named Acting Director Indian Health Service

Rear Admiral Chris Buchanan, an enrolled member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, is Acting Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The IHS is the principal federal health care advocate and provider of health care services for American Indians and Alaska Natives. As… MORE
January 17, 2017

Trump taps Shulkin as VA secretary

President-elect Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he has tapped David Shulkin, a physician who is currently serving in the Obama administration as VA under secretary, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. The decision ends a protracted search for a secretary for the second-largest federal agency and makes Shulkin the first VA leader who is… MORE