Monthly Archives: August 2018

A Look at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s Cancer Program

Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation pic

Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation
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Charles Clement is a graduate of the University of Alaska that enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing, running, biking, and mountain climbing in his free time. A public health executive, Charles Clement currently serves as the president and CEO of the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) in Alaska.

Outside of his professional work, Mr. Clement actively supports a number of charitable organizations that include the Halibut Coalition, the Alaska Native Health Board, and the the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium among others. Currently, the consortium provides healthcare services to more than 166,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people.

A nonprofit entity, the consortium offers a wide array of health services, including the organization’s Cancer Program. The program is designed to fight and prevent cancer through a range of training, education, and supports. Supports include children’s camps, men’s retreats, and support circles while educational initiatives range from interactive colon displays to health aide training workshops. On top of this, the program develops multiple cancer publications such as “The Traditional Food Guide for Alaska Native Cancer Survivors” to “Diagnosing and Treating Cancer”.

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Wealthy Countries Conduct 97 Percent of Global Commercial Fishing

Halibut Coalition

 

An Alaska native, Charles Clement has served as the president and CEO of the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) for more than six years. In addition to his ongoing initiatives in the fields of general public and Alaska native health, Charles Clement supports nonprofit organizations, such as the Halibut Coalition, which fights for sustainable fishing practices.

As the global commercial fishing industry continues to exploit one-third of the world’s fish stock at unsustainable levels, researchers are particularly keen to determine which entities are doing the most fishing, where they are fishing, and how much they are catching. A study published in the August 2018 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances recently determined that 97 percent of all industrial fishing activity in international waters is conducted by ships of nations with upper-middle incomes or higher. In fact, five countries in particular — China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Spain — are responsible for the vast majority of this activity. Perhaps even more surprising, even in the territorial waters of poorer nations, wealthier nations conduct 78 percent of overall commercial fishing.