Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation operates a regional hospital in Bethel. (Photo courtesy of YKHC)

Access to health care in rural Alaska can be a challenge. Many regions have no local clinics or hospitals and residents rely on community health aides or telemedicine for treatment for non emergencies. An expensive flight may be the only option for more critical conditions. How will reductions in medicaid and other funds affect health in rural communities? We’ll discuss it on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:

Dana Diehl, Director of Wellness and Prevention, Alaska Native Tribal Health ConsortiumDr. Ellen Hodges, Chief of Staff, Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Tim Struna, Chief of Public Health Nursing, Division of Public Health, DHSS


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