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Grantee Stories

Alaska’s first MacArthur Genius

If you saw her making a speech at a Native elders potlatch, or arm wrestling some politician for program money, you might figure out Katherine Gottlieb is the CEO of a $100 million health corporation.

But you probably wouldn’t realize right away that she’s responsible for fixing EVERYTHING.

Grantee Stories

It’s really just “The Clinic”

Its official title is “Sunshine Community Health
Center” but it’s really just The Clinic.

It has been around since I was in elementary school. 25
years.

Back then, medical care meant either a drive to
Anchorage or a call to the paramedics.

Initiative News

RecoverAlaska.org launches today

With the launch this week of the Recover Alaska website, Program Officer Aleesha Towns-Bain writes about Recover Alaska and its work, including State of Intoxication, the year-long journalism project undertaken in partnership with the Anchorage Daily News. The news coverage has raised controversial issues, highlighted solutions that show promise, and featured brave Alaskans sharing their stories. It's raised the level of discussion - and that's the first step.

Initiative News

Dental health model a career highlight

Program Officer Joel Neimeyer will soon be leaving the Foundation. In this post, he revisits a professional highlight: to have been the point person on Rasmuson Foundation’s investmentsin the dental health aide therapy workforce model.

Grantee Updates

From the Road: Glennallen

Picture 001The afternoon drive from Anchorage was blustery, with clouds spitting rain and sleet, as I crept along the Glenn Highway toward Glennallen. I had come to Glennallen to celebrate the opening of the Buster Gene Memorial Facility and Gakona Community Health Clinic in the Native Village of Gakona, which is located about 4.5 miles from the Tok Cutoff.

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