Give Kids A Smile

For the second year in a row, TCC Dental is participating in the American Dental Association’s ‘Give Kids a Smile’ event. An event whose goal is to provide dental care to children as well as to increase prevention and education into communities around the country.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are moving the event here to our virtual space. …

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Native Leadership Continues to Monitor Missing Persons Cases

Fairbanks, Alaska − The missing person cases of Frank Minano, Debbie Nictune, Doren Sanford, Willis Derendoff and Steven Hjelm remain unresolved.  Tanana Chiefs Conference, Fairbanks Native Association, and Doyon, Limited continue to monitor the cases and work with families and local law enforcement.   “We know families are still searching,” said PJ Simon, Jr. “They are still hurting.  We will …

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Join Our Pocket Pal Adventures

I’m Pocket Pal! Thanks for allowing me to tag along with you as a part of my holiday adventure! I miss being able to visit and I’ve been running out of things to do here, so please include me in your day to day activities. Let’s have some holiday fun if you have time. Take me with you on your adventures and be sure to document our time together. It would be awesome if you’d take pictures of me so I can look back on all the fun I’ve had while I was visiting. Use the ideas on the right, or plan other exciting explorations for us! Because I get around a lot and I’m liable to pop up anywhere. Because I plan to post the photos of our adventures on Social media I ask that you help me not violate anyone’s personal privacy by snapping a pic of me alone and describing the activity I’m doing.

I can only visit through the holidays so please submit all photos and or documentation of our adventures any time between now and Monday January 4th, 2021. If you don’t have a way to take and submit photos feel free to just email all about what we did. Please let me know if you don’t want me to tell people about our adventures and I’ll keep them to myself, otherwise you can find me posting the photos and talking all about it on the TCC FACEBOOK PAGE!

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TCC Now Has Limited Access to Rapid COVID-19 Testing

Due to a shortage and delayed shipment to Alaska, Tanana Chiefs Conference will have limited access to Rapid COVID-19 Tests starting Monday November 23, 2020. Please expect your COVID-19 test to take approximately 3-5 days to result. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

CAIHC Uses Family History to Prevent Cancer

The Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center (CAIHC) is using family history to assist patients in reducing their chances of developing colon cancer. CAIHC is identifying relatives of those who have had a history of precancerous colon polyps. This will assist providers in identifying patients who should be screen every 5 years and who may need to begin screening before the …

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Robert Keeling – CHA Spotlight

During his 27 years as a paramedic/fireman in his home state of Colorado, Dale Keeling thought he knew a lot about providing care to the ill and injured. Then he fell in love with an Alaska girl, followed her back to her hometown of Manley, and learned about the health aide career. “Her dad was a health aide in Manley …

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Volunteers Protecting Our Healthcare Workers

Once the threat of COVID-19 reached the United States, a nationwide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortage begin. In an effort to ensure that providers at the Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center were able to safely treat patients, TCC began producing PPE – particularly face masks – in house. The effort was mainly comprised of TCC employees whose regular work had …

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COVID-19 Pandemic: What History Tells Us

In 1918, the world was devastated by the influenza pandemic, which went on to kill about 50 million – 675,000 of those deaths in the United States. One-third of the world’s population (about half a billion people) had been infected. As we face the current COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most vital tools in our arsenal for battling a large …

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Positive COVID-19 Patient at Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center

A Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) patient has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, marking the first case for TCC. The patient was tested in Fairbanks at the Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center on Friday, March 20th and the positive came back today, Wednesday, March 25th. The patient is currently in quarantine at their home in Fairbanks. The Alaska …

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Census 2020

The 2020 Census has come to Interior Alaska! The Census is important because the funds your tribe and other service organizations like TCC receive are determined by the Census count. Join us in making sure that EVERYONE is counted during this year’s 2020 Census.    What You Need to Know When you fill out the census you help…. Determine how …

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