About Us

The Alaska Federal Health Care Partnership (AFHCP) is a formal and voluntary relationship between the Army, Air Force, VA, Coast Guard, IHS, and ANTHC working together to leverage and share resources, talents, and experience to improve patient care throughout Alaska for all federal beneficiaries.

AFHCP Office

Leyla Kelter

Director

Michelle Simonson

Data Quality Manager

Jackie Oliver

Senior Office Specialist

History

  • 1940-1970 Informal cooperation to serve a geographically isolated community
  • 1980s VA/Elmendorf AFB joint venture to build a new hospital
  • 1993-1994 Alaskan DoD medical treatment facilities form partnership to pursue TRICARE objectives
  • Oct 1994 Implementation of DoD Alaska Region Health Care Plan
  • 1994-1995 DoD, VA and IHS in Anchorage and Fairbanks create large federal “alliance”
  • August 1995 Creation of the Alaska Federal Health Care Partnership (AFHCP)
  • January 1999 Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) joins Partnership
  • 2004 AFHCAN Telemedicine Project graduates from AFHCP
  • December 2007 Completion of AFHCP Teleradiology Project
  • December 2013 Completion of AFHCP Home Telehealth Monitoring Program

Recognition

  • AFHCP’s HTM Program awarded National Rural Health Association’s 2014 Outstanding Rural Health Program
  • AFHCP’s HTM Program awarded National Rural Health Association’s 2011 Outstanding Rural Health Program
  • National Indian Health Board Award for Regional Impact (2009)
  • Disease Management Association Award for Outstanding Government Program (2008)
  • Published in Journal of Native Aging and Health (2008)
  • Best Practices Award: National Indian Council on Aging (2007)
  • AstraZenca Partnerships In Government Award (2003)
  • Published in Veterans Health Journal (1999)
  • US Dept of Health & Human Service Secretary’s Award (1998)
  • Published twice in US Medicine (1997)
  • VP Gore’s 1997 Hammer Award – Reinventing Government
  • Dr. Kizer’s Strategic Alliance Award (1997)
  • Federal Employee Team of the Year Award (1997)

National Indian Health Board Award for Regional Impact (2009, Chris Mandregan, Director of AANHS accepting award on the left)

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