Environmental Health and Services

What We Do:

Through a combination of field work and consultation, we work to identify, prevent, and control potential environmental health causes of disease and injury in our Bristol Bay villages. Core Environmental

Health programs provide support for:

  • Sanitary Drinking Water
  • Sanitary Wastewater Treatment
  • Injury Prevention
  • Solid waste Management
  • Vectorborne Illness Prevention
  • Food Safety
  • All General Environmental Health Topics

Environmental Health and Services Management


George Larsen, Environmental Health Department Manager

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation manages Kanakanak Hospital, a critical access facility, which is Joint Commission accredited, receives Health and Human Services funding, and is covered through the Federal Tort Claim Act with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including liability for medical malpractice claims, for its officers, board members, employees, and certain health profession contractors and health profession volunteers. Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation is recognized by the US Government and State of Alaska as a tribal organization under PL 93-638.