Extending Health Care to Alaska’s Remote Communities

Miranda Petruska is a community health aide who serves the remote town of McGrath, Alaska. The nearest doctor or pharmacy is hundreds of miles way. In order to treat her patients she relies on a comprehensive book for diagnosing illness and prescription vending machine controlled by a pharmacist in Anchorage.

Finding Solutions

With chronic disease on the rise, U.S. health care costs skyrocketing and the old model of medicine failing to provided solutions, many are calling for a 'patient-centered' approach to health care.