Non-Governmental Organization

    Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT)

    ACAT is an environmental  group based in Alaska that encourages a community based approach to determining exposure, sources and solutions to environmental contaminants.

    Alaska Primary Care Association

    The Alaska Primary Care Association is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1995 to promote, expand, and optimize access to primary care in Alaska, particularly for the underserved.

    Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association

    The Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association is a non-profit association of Alaska's hospitals, nursing homes and other health care organizations provides legislative and regulatory advocacy at all levels of government; provides health information to members and the public; promotes opportunities for networking among our members.

    American Indians and Alaska Native: Health Coverage and Access to Care

    A study of American Indians' and Alaska Natives' access to health care, conducted by researchers from the Urban Institute, University of Arizona and the Kaiser Family Foundation, identifies some of the health policy challenges this population faces.

    American Society for Circumpolar Health (ASCH)

    ASCH is dedicated to promoting research, exchanging knowledge and fostering greater awareness and responsiveness to the health issues of circumpolar people. The Society is a charter member of the International Union for Circumpolar Health (IUCH) and actively involved with the planning and organizing of the International Congress for Circumpolar Health (ICCH) held every three years..

    Arctic Council

    The Arctic Council is a high-level intergovernmental forum that provides a mechanism to address the common concerns and challenges faced by the Arctic governments and the people of the Arctic.

    Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat (IPS)

    IPS assists with creating opportunities for the Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations to present their causes.by providing information and coordination.

    Arctic Institute: Center for Circumpolar Security Studies

    The Arctic Institute is an interdisciplinary, independent think tank focused on Arctic policy issues.

    Canadian Society of Circumpolar Health (CSCH)

    The Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health is a charitable organization dedicated to promoting research, exchanging knowledge and fostering greater awareness and responsiveness to the health issues of circumpolar people. As a member of the International Union for Circumpolar Health (IUCH) the CSCH helps plan the International Conference for Circumpolar Health (ICCH).

    Circumpolar Health Research Network (CirchNet)

    CirchNet  is the coming together of two international circumpolar health organizations — the International Network for Circumpolar Health Research (INCHR) and the International Association of Circumpolar Health Publishers (IACHP). It  aims to: Promote cooperation and collaboration among health researchers engaged in research in the circumpolar region; Facilitate the exchange, communication and dissemination of research results and other health data; Support the training and development of researchers in circumpolar health; Publish the International Journal of Circumpolar Health and other scholarly publications.

    Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA)

    ELOKA was launched during the 2007-2009 International Polar Year. The purpose of ELOKA is to provide data management services and support to Arctic communities and others who are working with local and traditional knowledge (LTK) or who are gathering community-based monitoring data and information.

    International Arctic Research Center (IARC)

    Based in Fairbanks, Alaska, the Center provides the international Arctic research community an unprecedented opportunity to share knowledge about science in the Arctic.

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG): Arctic Human Health Expert Group (AHHEG)

    Part of the Arctic Council the SDWG created the AHHEG  to assist it in identifying Arctic human health issues and priorities, coordinating SDWG Arctic human health projects and activities, identifying possible new projects and activities, and cooperating with other working groups on Arctic human health issues.

    University of the Arctic

    An international non-governmental organization dedicated to higher education in and about the Circumpolar North.

    World Health Organization (WHO)

    WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

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