Public Health

Capital City Fire/Rescue Chief Rich Etheridge talks about the appointment-based drive-thru testing site located at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center for people who may have COVID-19, March 24, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

CCFR stands up appointment-based testing site

The idea is to decentralize operations from BRH.

 

The Glory Hall, one of Juneau’s main shelters for people experiencing homelessness, is enforcing drastic policy changes to combat the spread of coronavirus among its guests, March 17, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

City, nonprofits look to protect homeless citizens from coronavirus

Living in tightly packed shelters, with less access to medicine and protection, Juneau residents experiencing homelessness are some of the most vulnerable members of the… Continue reading

 

People pay tribute to the Woosh.ji.een Dance Group as they perform during a Celebrate Survivors gathering sponsored by Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and AWARE in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

AWARE, Catholic Community Services awarded advocacy grant

The grant is to enhance their services for victims.

People pay tribute to the Woosh.ji.een Dance Group as they perform during a Celebrate Survivors gathering sponsored by Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and AWARE in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Shelby Surdyk gives a presentation on the health effects of depleted uranium ammunition on people in Iraq at KTOO Studios on Thursday. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Shelby Surdyk gives a presentation on the health effects of depleted uranium ammunition on people in Iraq at KTOO Studios on Thursday. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The small Southeast town of Gustavus borders Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Like several Alaska sites, well water near the Gustavus Airport has been found to contain a harmful chemical, leaving a few residents reliant on bottled water provided by the state. (Courtesy Photo | National Park Service)

‘Emerging’ pollutant contaminates Gustavus well water

Some residents of the small town of Gustavus, near Glacier Bay National Park, are relying on state-provided drinking water after testing of private wells showed… Continue reading

The small Southeast town of Gustavus borders Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Like several Alaska sites, well water near the Gustavus Airport has been found to contain a harmful chemical, leaving a few residents reliant on bottled water provided by the state. (Courtesy Photo | National Park Service)
From left, Public Health Nurses Vicki Craddick, Peggy Sue Wright and April Rezendes pose for a photo at a North Carolina hurricane shelter on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Wright and Rezendes are from Juneau, and Craddick is from Fairbanks. They were dispatched to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (Courtesy Photo | Peggy Sue Wright)

Local nurses help in wake of Hurricane Florence

Two public health nurses from Juneau are helping in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

From left, Public Health Nurses Vicki Craddick, Peggy Sue Wright and April Rezendes pose for a photo at a North Carolina hurricane shelter on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Wright and Rezendes are from Juneau, and Craddick is from Fairbanks. They were dispatched to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (Courtesy Photo | Peggy Sue Wright)

Opinion: A prioritized agenda for suicide in Alaska

Alaska is consistently among states with the highest rate of suicide in the country.