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Child Passenger Safety Courses at SEARHC

 

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SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
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Charles Clement is the president and chief executive officer of SEARHC in Juneau, Alaska, a position he has held since 2012. Prior to taking on his current role, Charles Clement spent 13 years as chief operating officer of Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage.

SEARHC is a not-for-profit organization committed to optimizing the health of all Southeast Alaska residents, with initiatives designed to address not only physical health, but psychological and spiritual health as well. SEARHC provides the local community with services on an array of health topics, including safety courses regarding child passengers in automobiles.

In the past, SEARHC and the Alaska CPS Coalition have joined together to bring child passenger safety courses to local communities, thereby providing residents with the opportunity to join the more than 36,000 certified child passenger technicians (CPST) throughout the United States. In addition to helping individuals become an educational resource or active advocate for child passenger safety, CPST safety courses feature a thorough tutorial on car seat safety checks, an invaluable skill for any parent or guardian.

CPST training courses take place over the course of three days. Individuals must be able to attend the complete course in order to achieve certification. To learn more about safety training courses and other services by SEARHC, please visit www.searhc.org.

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SEARHC Grants Skagway Traditional Council $50,000

 

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SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
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Charles Clement, who is Tsimshian and Athabaskan, serves as president and CEO of the Native American-run Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) serving 26 Alaskan communities. As an aspect of his work, Charles Clement and the SEARHC board of directors recently awarded grants to 15 of the communities the organization serves, including $50,000 to the Skagway Traditional Council.

The Skagway Traditional Council is a federally recognized Native American tribe for the Skagway Tlingit and Haida Indians. The mission of the council is to uphold the tribe’s sovereignty and government and to protect and nurture their members economically and otherwise. The Council oversees several other projects, including the Sheldon Museum and the Sealaska Heritage Center.

The Council will be able to use the money from SEARHC within the year to support local Alaska Native and American Indian residents with recreation center memberships. They will also make improvements to area bathrooms, adding in grab bars and non-slip mats for safety. In addition, the Council will be able to make non-smoking patches available along with helmets for the region’s youth.

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

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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”.

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.

Alaska Native Medical Center Pharmacy Contributes to Project HOPE

 

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Alaska Native Medical Center
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A graduate of Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science, Charles Clement also holds a PhD in public administration from the University of Alaska. He applies his training as president and CEO of Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC). Charles Clement has also served on the boards of several local organizations, including the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, which recently announced that the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) Pharmacy has participated in Project HOPE (Harm reduction, Overdose Prevention, and Education).

The ANMC Pharmacy has joined forces with the Aurora Borealis Branch of Commissioned Officers Association in work on Project HOPE, an initiative of the U.S. Public Health Service designed to address the rise in opioid overdoses. Together, the organizations created 273 Project HOPE overdose-response kits, which include Narcan (naloxone), a medication that reverses the effect of opioids.

Recommended by the Surgeon General, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the World Health Organization, naloxone combats opioid overdose impacts. An opioid overdose inhibits the parts of the brain that control breathing and can lead to death. The Project HOPE kits include two doses of naloxone with instructions on administration, along with sanitary gloves and a carrying case.

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Prioritizes Immunizations

 

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Healthy Alaskans 2020
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Experienced in executive management and business development, Charles Clement currently serves as the president and CEO of SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC). In this position, Charles Clement oversees the management of the $168 million health network that supports 26 different communities. Two SEARHC facilities were recently recognized for achieving immunization goals outlined in the Healthy Alaskans 2020 initiative.

Healthy Alaskans 2020 is a set of 25 health priorities established by the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. Together, the two entities determined the most pressing health-related issues facing Alaskans and formulated goals for improvement. Some of the most notable priorities outlined in Healthy Alaskans 2020 include:

-Combating the increasing rates of cancer, suicide, violence, and sexual assault

-Decreasing the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs

-Increasing disease prevention through immunizations and water quality

-Lowering Alaska’s obesity rate

In order to help prevent disease, Healthy Alaskans 2020 set a goal for at least 75 percent of all Alaskans between 19 months and 35 months of age to receive the full recommended vaccination series. Standing upon the belief that immunizations are the most cost-effective method to prevent life-threatening diseases, the initiative is taking aggressive steps to ensure that Alaskan children are fully vaccinated.

In order to reduce economic stress, the state is providing vaccinations to health care providers. In addition, immunization records for children in Alaska are being consolidated to help with compliance and regulations. Officials are also providing additional education and training regarding the importance of immunizing children.

Alaska Native Medical Center – A Level II Pediatric Trauma Center

 

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Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
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An alumnus of the University of Alaska with a master of public administration, Charles Clement also attended the Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School. He applies his training and executive experience as president and CEO of SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC). Over the years, Charles Clement has also served on numerous boards, including that of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, which recently announced another milestone for the Alaska Native Medical Center.

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Verification Review Committee (VRC), part of its Committee on Trauma (COT), has designated the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. As part of the verification process, the VRC sent reviewers to ANMC to assess the center according to criteria based on the Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual. Following the assessment, the team of reviewers granted ANMC Level II verification for one year.

ANMC treats 100 to 125 pediatric trauma patients each year, in addition to providing specialty burn care for pediatric patients. The new verification reflects ANMC’s commitment to providing comprehensive care to improve outcomes for local pediatric patients who suffer major injuries.