Our History

Alaska Family Health & Birth Center (AFH&BC) is a non-profit under Via Vita Health Project, Inc..

Since its establishment in 1988's, its purpose has been to provide health care, perinatal instruction and other education and services surrounding the perinatal period, including education and training of health care workers. AFH&BC has provided families living in Alaska with safe and high-quality maternity and well-woman care. We are the longest standing birth center in Fairbanks, Alaska.  We have assisted families in nearly 3 thousand out-of-hospital births they desired, whether in the privacy and comfort of our facility or in the intimacy of their homes.

Our Facility

We are licensed by the state of Alaska, and CABC accredited, ensuring that we are practicing the highest quality of care. AFH&BC is a true community-based Birth Center that has served generations of families in Alaska. These very families helped to fund and build our current facility, which opened in 2012. Babies born into the hands of our midwives are now returning to have babies of their own in our decidated Birth Center which has 4 private, spacious birth suites.

Our Mission

Purpose (why we exist)

Transforming families through birth

We believe that global health is positively impacted by providing quality maternal child healthcare from conception through postpartum.

We are committed to providing this quality care, as we know, it will have far reaching impacts on the future of our world.


Vision (Where we are going)

To continue to provide excellence in midwifery and healthcare services to families in interior Alaska, as defined by exceptional staff, depth of experience, and continual evidence-based education and practice.

Plan for need-based expansion of sustainable services to the community

Make strategic investments in our staff, clients, and community


Governing Values (How we will get there)

Serving the community and supporting families with respectful, compassionate care, and through quality 'best-practices' midwifery and healthcare.

Ensure the people we serve feel welcomed, accepted, nurtured, empowered, respected, valued, and supported.

Commit to be inspired by passion for life, kindness, truthfulness, and a desire for a healthy community and be optimistic for a hopeful future. 

Natural birth Fairbanks, North Star Borough, Delta, Salcha, Tok, Nenana