Pacific Community
of Alaska

Pacific Community of Alaska resides on Dena'ina Ełnena (Anchorage, Alaska) the ancestral land of the Dena'ina Athabascan people. PCA recognizes and is grateful for the Dena'ina Athasbascans who have lived and stewarded this land from the past and present.

Our Mission

To develop and strengthen Pacific Islander communities throughout Alaska by building capacity through health and wellness practices, civic engagement, economic empowerment, bridging generational gaps, and balancing traditional values.

Our Vision

A unified Pacific Islander community founded on cultural values that promote social, economic, physical, and mental health and well-being.

Pacific Community of Alaska (PCA) Community Health Workers (CHWs) provide health education and outreach to community members across Anchorage with a special focus on COVID-19 vaccine information, and community resources. PCA CHWs can also provide interpretation and translation in English, Samoan, and Tongan. To contact a Pacific Community of Alaska Community Health Worker call or text: 907-891-9996

Liliane

Community Health Worker Lead

Liliane provides oversight and build community with individuals, organizations and groups across Alaska. She also provides local community resource navigation in English to community members.

Tiffany

Community Health Worker Faith-Based Liaison

Tiffany builds relationships with churches across Alaska with a targeted focus amongst Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander faith-based organizations. She also provides translation and interpretation for community members in the Sāmoan language

Kiyana

Community Health Worker

Kiyana builds relationships with businesses, clubs, and other community-based organizations throughout Anchorage. Kiyana is also fluent in Tongan and provides translation into Tongan for community members.

  •  1/28/2023 02:30 PM - 1/28/2023 06:30 PM
  •   3001 Porcupine Drive, Anchorage, AK, USA

Pacific Community of Alaska is partnering with Fairweather to offer FREE vaccines to the community! Free COVID-19 vaccines, flu shots, and monkey pox vaccines. No insurance needed! Get a COVID-19 vaccine at the PCA hosted clinic and receive a gift card as a thank you for protecting yourself and our community. Walk-ins welcome but registration is encouraged. COVID-19 and flu vaccine registration short-link: bit.ly/pcacovidvax123 Monkey pox vaccine registration short-link: bit.ly/pcampox123

  •  1/26/2023 07:00 PM - 1/26/2023 08:00 PM
  •   1121 E 10th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA

Step Into Wellness with Eric Fanene is back and in-person on Thursday, January 26th from 7-8 PM in the Fairview Rec Center on the 1st floor multi-purpose room. This is a free 1-hour class open to all.

  •  1/24/2023 07:00 PM - 1/24/2023 08:30 PM
  •   3001 Porcupine Drive, Anchorage, AK, USA

Health and Wellness Series Part 1: Creating Healthy Habits is a FREE class partnered with family medicine doctor Dr. Phillip Mendoza and Pacific Community of Alaska that provides information and education about ways to create small changes that can become healthy habits.

  •  1/23/2023 09:00 AM
  •   3001 Porcupine Drive, Anchorage, AK, USA

Pacific Community of Alaska recognizes the significant need for food assistance for community members across Anchorage. We would like to be transparent and share that we have only 100 gift cards available on January 23rd, 2023 at 9 AM to 5 PM or until supplies last. Jan 23rd, 2023 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (or till supplies last) 3001 Porcupine Drive, ste 129 Anchorage, AK, 99501 One $50 Fred Meyer gift card per household will be given to increase food security and also to encourage nutritious food choices. No ID is required to receive a gift card. First come, first served for those who receive FIRST 100 gift cards. This program is made through a generous partnership with Fred Meyer.

  •  1/9/2023 06:00 PM - 1/9/2023 07:00 PM
  • Online Event

Step Into Wellness with Eric Fanene is back this month and it's virtual! January 9th, 2023 6:00-7:00 PM (Alaska Time) Zoom or Pacific Community of Alaska Facebook Live Ways to join us virtually: 1) Zoom ID: 854 6652 3208 or click Zoom invite link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85466523208 2) Pacific Community of Alaska Facebook livestream at: Facebook.com/PacificCommunityAK/ We hope to see you ✨ virtually ✨ on January 9th from 6:00-7:00 PM (AKT)

  •  1/6/2023 02:17 PM
  • Online Event

Sitepu Mo Lou Soifua Maloloina ma Eric Fanene mo lenei masina!!! E mafai ona e auai i lenei polokalame i le faatasi mai i luga o aupega tafailagi Facebook a le Pacific Community of Alaska poo le zoom ID: 85466523208. O Eric Fanene o se faiagoa faamaonia i le Extreme Hip Hop Dance ma o ia o le tatou faiaoga sitepu. O Ianurari 9, 2023 mai le 6:00 PM-7:00 PM (Alaska) o le a faataunuu ai lea polokalame.

  •  12/29/2022 06:00 PM - 12/29/2022 07:00 PM
  •   1121 E 10th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA

Step Into Wellness with Eric Fanene is HERE and in-person! 💪🏽 Are you ready to end 2022 on a high note? 🤩 Join us for a FREE 1-hour Xtreme Hip Hop step dance class with Eric Fanene, a certified Xtreme Hip Hop step dance instructor❗️ Date: December 29th, 2022 Time: 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Place: Fairview Recreation Center (2nd floor dance studio) Please note: aerobic steps are provided but are limited to first come, first served. If you have an aerobic step at home, we kindly ask that you bring it! 😎 For any questions or to request more information about Step Into Wellness, contact: (907)891-9996

  •  6/25/2022 01:00 PM - 6/25/2022 03:00 PM
  •   3001 Porcupine Drive, Anchorage, AK, USA

What: Pacific Community of Alaska COVID-19 Pop-Up Clinic When: June 25th, 2022 (Saturday) 1:00pm-3:00pm Where: 3001 Porcupine Drive Anchorage AK 99501 Let's get vaccinated to protect ourselves, our families, and our friends! 😎 Have questions or need assistance with pre-registering for a vaccine? Call/text us at 907-891-9996! Need help getting a ride to the clinic? We can get you there! Call/text us at 907-891-9996! Pacific Community of Alaska would love to assist you!

  •  5/26/2022 02:00 PM - 5/26/2022 06:00 AM
  •   4025 West 88th Avenue, Anchorage, AK, USA

What: Pacific Community of Alaska COVID-19 Pop-Up Clinic When: May 26th, 2022 (Thursday) 2:00pm-4:00pm Where: 4025 W 88th Ave Anchorage AK 99502 Let's get vaccinated to protect ourselves, our families, and our friends! 😎 Have questions or need assistance with pre-registering for a vaccine? Call/text us at 907-891-9996! Need help getting a ride to the clinic? We can get you there! Call/text us at 907-891-9996! Pacific Community of Alaska would love to assist you!

  •  3/26/2022 11:00 AM - 3/26/2022 04:00 PM
  •   3831 Richmond Avenue, Anchorage, AK, USA

Pacific Community of Alaska will be partnering with the Mt. View Urgent Care Clinic and the Anchorage Samoan Assembly of God to provide COVID-19 vaccines for FREE! 😊 What: Pacific Community of Alaska COVID-19 Pop-Up Clinic When: March 26th, 2022 (Saturday) 11:00 AM-4:00 PM Where: 3831 Richmond Ave, Anchorage, AK, 99508 Let's get vaccinated to protect ourselves, our families, and our friends! 😎 Have questions or need assistance with pre-registering for a vaccine? Call/text us at 907-891-9996! Need help getting a ride to the clinic? We can get you there! Call/text us at 907-891-9996! Pacific Community of Alaska would love to assist you!

  •  12/11/2021 11:00 AM - 12/11/2021 04:00 PM
  •   2501 Maplewood Street, Anchorage, AK, USA

We are hosting a free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

  •  11/13/2021 11:00 AM - 11/13/2021 04:00 PM
  •   2501 Maplewood Street, Anchorage, AK, USA

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Community Health Worker (Part-Time)

Anchorage, AK, USA
Community Health Worker (CHW) (Part-Time)
Job open till filled
Department: Community Health Work
Reports to: Community Health Worker (CHW) Lead
Location: Varies - PCA office, remote, community-based
FLSA: Non-exempt
Pay: Hourly - Ranging from $20-$25/hour 
Hours: 20 hours/week


Position Description
Community Health Workers are frontline public health workers who are trusted members and/or have a close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables CHWs to serve as a liaison/link between health and social services to improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

This Community Health Worker will have a strong knowledge of available resources to link Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders to needed programs and will make warm handoffs to service providers when possible. CHWs work directly with clients, families, and health care personnel to support the Native Hawaiian/Pacific Island (NHPI) community. In addition, the CHW will work with their CHW team to provide education and outreach to community members around chronic disease prevention, management, and other health promotion activities.

Qualifications & Skills
  • Strong background in understanding Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (NHPI) culture, understanding of cultural values and beliefs of the community  
  • Education: Equivalent to completion of the 12th grade  
  • Experience: Minimum of two years of experience in community outreach services, health information, advocacy, social support, and assistance in using the health care system to groups and families; AND experience working with the NHPI community  
  • Certification as a Community Health Worker preferred, but not required.  
  • Strongly encouraged to be fluent in a NHPI language and/or have proficient cultural communication, orally and in writing.  
  • Ability to translate medical terminology to provide health literacy for community members  
  •  Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality and follow HIPAA policies and procedures.  
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.  
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.  
 
Working conditions
  • This location for this position varies but predominantly based at the PCA office, and in the community. 
  • Frequent use of keyboard, monitor, mouse, telephone, and/or headset  
  • CHW will periodically deliver materials and provide outreach such as at NHPI faith-based organizations, NHPI owned and operated businesses, community events, etc. throughout Alaska.  
Essential Functions:
  • Understand, practice, and promote the mission and vision of Pacific Community of Alaska.  
  • Work with CHW team to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion activities and initiatives.  
  • Develop strong working relationships through active outreach with a wide range of national, state-wide, local service providers.  
  • Provide advocacy on behalf of community members in Alaska with target NHPIs  
  • CHW will provide the following services to individuals, families, and other household members: 
  • Provide culturally centered education on COVID-19 symptoms, prevention, and monitoring  
  • Support navigation and advocacy for various essential social services and resources (e.g., access to food, housing support)  
  • Provide additional support/education for individuals/families with chronic conditions  
  • Support community testing and/or vaccination for COVID-19  
  • Support organizational record keeping and data collection requirements  
Requirements:
  • Must physically live in Anchorage, Alaska

Preference given to Native Hawaiian and Marshallese community members

Pacific Community of Alaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Apply Now

Community Organizer (Juneau-Based)

Juneau, AK, USA
Community Organizer (Juneau-based)
Job open till filled
Department: Community Health Worker
Reports to: Community Health Worker Lead
  • Must physically live in Juneau, Alaska 
  • Hours: Varies - 20 hours/month
  • Pay - Hourly 
  • Pay rate ranging from $20-$25/hour 

The Juneau-based Community Organizer is a contractor position through the Pacific Community of Alaska. This contractor will be expected to work 20 hours/month till their contract ends with PCA. They will be responsible for outreaching to community members about health and wellness events hosted by Pacific Community of Alaska. This role will also be required to provide assistance with planning the time, date, and venue space for these PCA-hosted events in Juneau. In addition, they will be responsible for connecting and keeping regular contact with PCA full-time staff based in Anchorage to communicate this outreach plan.

Responsibilities:
  • Understands and implements Pacific Community of Alaska mission and values 
  • Outreaches to community members about PCA-hosted events in Juneau
  • Organizes location, date, and venue space for PCA-hosted events in Juneau
  • Gathers community members for health and wellness PCA-hosted events 
  • Spreads information about PCA-hosted health and wellness events  across Juneau (word-of-mouth, in-person, social media, and fliers)
  • Translates information for community members in their respective Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander language 
  • Meets with Anchorage-based PCA staff via Zoom, phone call, email, and text to connect about community outreach plan 
Preference given to Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders


Apply Now

Community Organizer (Utqiagvik-based)

Utqiagvik, AK, USA
Community Organizer (Utqiagvik-based)
Job open till filled
Department: Community Health Worker
Reports to: Community Health Worker Lead
  • Must physically live in Utqiagvik, Alaska 
  • Hours: Varies - 20 hours/month
  • Pay - Hourly 
  • Pay rate ranging from $20- $25/hour 
The Utqiagvik-based Community Organizer is a contractor position  through the Pacific Community of Alaska. This contractor will be expected to work 20 hours/month till their contract ends with PCA. They will be responsible for outreaching to community members about health and wellness events hosted by Pacific Community of Alaska. This role will also be required to provide assistance with planning the time, date, and venue space for these PCA-hosted events in Utqiagvik. In addition, they will be responsible for connecting and keeping regular contact with PCA full-time staff based in Anchorage to communicate this outreach plan.

Responsibilities:
  • Understands and implements Pacific Community of Alaska mission and values 
  • Outreaches to community members about PCA-hosted events in Utqiagvik
  • Organizes location, date, and venue space for PCA-hosted events in Utqiagvik 
  • Gathers community members for health and wellness PCA-hosted events 
  • Spreads information about PCA-hosted health and wellness events  across Utqiagvik (word-of-mouth, in-person, social media, and fliers)
  • Translates information for community members in their respective Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander language 
  • Meets with Anchorage-based PCA staff via Zoom, phone call, email, and text to connect about community outreach plan 
Preference given to Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders


Apply Now

Help us achieve our vision to build a united Pacific Island community with resources that fosters community mindfulness founded on cultural values, overall wellness, and respect.

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  • 3001 Porcupine Drive, Anchorage, AK, USA
  • Suite #5