Dr. Anne Zink is the Chief Medical Officer of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. She has been a regular presence in the governor’s nightly briefings on the coronavirus and is known for her calm demeanor and straightforward presentation of the facts.
ATMI producer Danielle DuClos spoke with Dr. Zink remotely to talk about how Covid-19 affects youth, how it compares to other pandemics, best practices to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy, and what an Alaskan summer during a pandemic is going to look like. The interview was recorded on June 5th, 2020.
Hosted by Ryan Danigole.
Music by Devin Shreckengost.
Many thanks to supporters of our podcast including United Way of Anchorage and the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rasmuson Foundation through the Arts in Education Fund administered, under contract, by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.
RESOURCES FOR YOUTH DURING QUARANTINE
From the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention!
- How to get your home ready
- What to do if you are sick
- Cleaning and disinfecting recommendations
- How to cope with stress
- Frequently Asked Questions
Other wellness resources!
- What foster kids need to know during COVID-19
- Careline: Alaska Suicide Prevention and someone to talk to line.
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224 or text LOVEIS to 22522
- Call 2-1-1 or Help Me Grow Alaska 1-833-464-2527 for help connecting to resources and services or for help knowing where to start.
These resources provided in collaboration with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health.