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Health planning in Alaska: A new agenda for the 80s

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature96198
Publication Type
Article
Date
March 1981
Author
Dixon, M
Author Affiliation
WAMI Medical Education Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Date
March 1981
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Alaska State Legislature
Boroughs
Health insurance
Health planning agencies
National Health Planning and Resources Development Act of 1974
Native nonprofit corporations
Reagan administration
Transportation patterns
Abstract
Consistent with federal goals, the current goals of Alaska's health planning agencies have been to encourage prevention of health problems through an emphasis on health education, to allocate new technology within existing systems without unnecessary duplication, and to achieve levels of health care considered appropriate for community size and function. The challenge for health planning agencies in Alaska today is to develop an agenda for the next decade that will address the major changes anticipated in the state and assist in planning health services that are appropriate and responsive to those changes. In the short term, this requires not only a reformulation of goals but also a restructuring of the health planning agencies to address these new goals with the necessary expertise and with organizations that are streamlined to be efficient and responsive.
Notes
Available upon request at the Alaska Medical Library, located on the second floor of UAA/APU Consortium Library. Ask for accession no. 96198.
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Source
Pages 364-366 in G. Pétursdóttir et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 93. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Reykjavík, Iceland, June 20-25, 1993. Arctic Medical Research. 1994;53(Suppl.2)
Publication Type
Article
Date
1994
, consumption pattern changes. pressure on resource management and land use, etc). Finally, induced impacts of direct and indirect health effects are illustrated by case study examples of mineral resource development projects. Cumulauve impacts of mining are highlighted in view of the need to evaluate and
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Author
Grondin, J
Bruneau, S
Author Affiliation
Environmental Health Service, Centre for Public Health, Québec, Canada
Source
Pages 364-366 in G. Pétursdóttir et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 93. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Reykjavík, Iceland, June 20-25, 1993. Arctic Medical Research. 1994;53(Suppl.2)
Date
1994
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Keywords
Arctic
Contaminants
Environmental health
Food chain
Health effects
Human
Impacts
Inuit
Mineral resource development
Mining
Risk
Abstract
The presentation focuses on the repercussions of mining on the relations between the physical and human environments in the Arctic. Direct and indirect effects of mining on Inuit health are discussed from the general perspective of environmental health. First, potential direct effects on the human environment are described from the viewpoint of occupational health (traumatic, physical, chemical, biological risks) and the population's risks in regard to marine and land transportation. Then, indirect toxicological risks (mainly through the contamination of the food chain) as well as social and cultural impacts on human health are discussed (e.g., through relational stress, consumption pattern changes, pressure on resource management and land use, etc.). Finally, induced impacts of direct and indirect health effects are illustrated by case study examples of mineral resource development projects. Cumulative impacts of mining are highlighted in view of the need to evaluate and monitor long-term as well as short-term health effects through the integration of multidisciplinary evaluations and local knowledge, expectancies, and issues.
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The View from the Top: searching for responses to a rapidly changing Arctic.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature297141
Source
United Nations Environment Programme. UNEP Year Book 2013. p.19-35.
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
2014
natural resource development. This is one of a series of Arctic geopolitical issues being resolved. Outstanding issues include border disagreements between Denmark/Greenland and Canada; issues concerning the Northwest Passage; and a difference in opinion in regard to the interpretation of the Treaty
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Source
United Nations Environment Programme. UNEP Year Book 2013. p.19-35.
Date
2014
Language
English
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
File Size
1381844
Keywords
Arctic
Sea ice
Climate change
Air temperatures
Black carbon (soot)
Methane
Permafrost
Marine mammals
Ocean acidification
Resource development
Fisheries
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