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Jennifer Harlos

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Jennifer is the Family Birthing Services Nurse Quality Liaison at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. She works at the bedside in labor and delivery and works closely with physicians, midwives, nurses and administrators to improve care. She is also an officer in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Jennifer’s patients are Alaska Natives; some live and work in Anchorage, and others live on remote islands where there is no access to indoor plumbing or fresh foods. Part of her work involves coordinating care for this population of women and their newborns with regional hospitals and community health clinics. In her non-bedside role, she works with regional partners to improve collaboration, provide staff education, and teach Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics and Neonatal Resuscitation Provider classes to providers from across Alaska.

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) is a nonprofit organization that provides health services to 158,000 Alaska Natives and American Indians (AN/AI). It co-manages the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC), a Level-2 trauma center and 173-bed hospital in Anchorage, Alaska, that provides comprehensive medical care to AN/AI peoples in Alaska. The hospital works in close partnership with rural health facilities statewide to support a broad range of health and wellness services. ANTHC is part of the Alaska Tribal Health System (ATHS) and has a self-governance agreement with the Indian Health Service. ANMC, a designated Baby-Friendly Hospital, provides Family Birthing Services for the greater Anchorage area and is the primary referral center for high-risk pregnancies within the ATHS.

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