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    Federal Spending Bill Fully Funds Tribal Healthcare’s Contract Support Costs
    Jun 29, 2015 - Describes a spending bill advancing through the Senate that provides full funding for tribal healthcare's contract support costs. Explains the status of the bill and the importance of it for tribes in Alaska.
    Source: KTOO Public Media
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    Federal VA Health Care Program Jeopardizes Alaska System
    Jun 20, 2015 - Describes problems that the implementation of the VA Choice program has created for veterans in Alaska, the state that the program was modeled after. Also mentions steps leaders are taking to overcome the problems.
    Source: Army Times
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    Innovative Program Brings Dental Care to Underserved Alaskans
    Jun 8, 2015 - Reports the success of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium's Alaska Dental Health Therapist program in extending dental healthcare access into rural and tribal communities throughout Alaska by the use of dental health therapists.
    Source: Alaska Public Media
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    Kick the Bucket- Alaska Public Media Looks at the Water and Sewer Situation in Rural Alaska
    May 12, 2015 - Five-part series highlights the status of water and sewer quality in rural Alaska. Analyses how these systems are impacting health status and hospitalization rates in rural Alaska.
    Source: Alaska Public Media
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    Law Firm Gifts $3.5M to Tribal Health
    May 11, 2015 - Describes a $3.5 million donation from the Alaska based law firm Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller and Munson to improve medical care for tribal members.
    Source: Alaska Public Radio
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