Project Gabe will partner with Alaska’s industries to prevent opioid overdose deaths
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services | Jun 14, 2022 | Alaska
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) announced Wednesday that Alaska will receive 60,760 first doses of state-allocated COVID-19 vaccine for the month of March. Additionally, 32,720 first doses have been allocated to the federal Indian Health Service (IHS). IHS vaccine is managed by Alaska’s Tribal Health System.
Recently the Department of Health and Social Services received final reports from two stakeholder workgroups authorized through Senate Bill 74 (SB74), which passed the Legislature in 2016 to redesign the Medicaid program. The first of these reports focuses on recommendations to reduce barriers to the expansion of telehealth strategies. The
The Alaska Mental Health Board and the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse have explored these questions and found that childhood trauma has profound costs. A national study demonstrates that costs of childhood trauma begin immediately ($48,000 during childhood for every substantiated report of harm), and those costs continue
Press Release Skagway, Angoon and Hoonah have the best Alaska health outcomes Annual rankings show where Alaska regions do well and suggest opportunities for improvement ANCHORAGE — Skagway, Angoon and Hoonah are ranked as having the most favorable health outcomes for length and quality of life across Alaska, according to
Report details medical research, rates in Alaska, and strategies to prevent and reduce harm. JUNEAU — Childhood trauma can cause serious health problems that last into adulthood and even future generations, reports the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ABADA) and the Alaska Mental Health Board (AMHB) today. The
ANCHORAGE — Governor Bill Walker was joined today by Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson at the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center to present the plan for Medicaid expansion and reform, “The Healthy Alaska Plan: A Catalyst for Reform.” Medicaid expansion and reform are top priorities for the