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Serving the Native Communities of the Chugach Region

Health Education & Wellness

Cancer Prevention & Support

Alaska Native men and women face a higher risk of cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. However, the good news is that early detection and prevention are powerful tools against breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer. Regular screenings, immunizations, and understanding your family history are the first steps towards a healthier future. Screening is not just about finding problems – it’s about preventing them. Embracing preventive care is a positive and proactive choice for your well-being. By getting recommended screenings, you empower yourself to detect and address health concerns early, increasing the likelihood of successful treatment.

Your health is a priority, and preventive care screenings play a vital role in safeguarding it. Let’s take proactive steps together – because early detection saves lives and ensures a brighter, healthier tomorrow.

Important Notes About Cancer Screenings

  • If a close relative has cancer, talk to your local provider. You may need additional exams to start screening earlier or have exams more frequently than listed above.
  • Find and treat cancer early! You are important.
  • Survival rates improve when cancer is detected and treated early.
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation

Heritage Preservation

Llangarlluni: Becoming Aware

Our vision is to revitalize the traditional Chugach Native culture and language. The goal is to make Sugpiaq/ Eyak history and heritage a part of the regular school curriculum with support and direction from our Elders’ traditional ecological knowledge (TEK).

Heritage Preservation

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