The healthcare system is broken and complicated and can often present many barriers to getting the care you need when you need it. The ABC is working to address these issues on many levels. Here are some local, Anchorage-based resources that you may turn to if you need help.
You are also welcome to contact the ABC with questions about navigating the healthcare system and concerns about accessing quality healthcare. We want to know your experiences so we can work to make it better.
Anchorage Peer Leader Navigators
Anchorage Peer Leader Navigators (PLNs) are bilingual and multilingual people in Anchorage who have been trained to find and evaluate reliable information. They help people find the services they need. This can include, but is not limited to, help with navigating the healthcare system, finding reliable health information, and making vaccine appointments.
PLNs receive ongoing training to hone their skills and stay up-to-date on public health news.
Alaska Black Caucus COVID-19 Vaccine Position Statement
We recognize and understand that there are fears in the Black community regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. Our goal is to ensure you make an empowered and educated decision regarding receiving or not receiving this immunization. We strongly recommend that you receive this vaccine since people in our community have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. We see this as a way to protect our people, our businesses, and our legacy.
We encourage you to seek COVID-19 resources that are rooted in science and not fear.
Some places to look include: