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DHSS Commissioner still uncertain when full service will be restored after cyberattack

| Jun 11, 2021 | Alaska

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is still recovering from its May 17 cyberattack. The attack last month affected over a dozen online services when the DHSS website was shut down.  DHSS partnered with law enforcement to carry out an investigation and service has not yet been...[ Read More ]

Video: Addressing social determinants of health in Arizona

| Jun 11, 2021 | Arizona

Value based purchasing, supporting transient health plan member populations, advocating on behalf of Native American community health workers, and the importance of holistic care were a few of the issues discussed during our “Building a strategy to address the social determinants of health” panel at the 2021 Utah State of...[ Read More ]

AHCCCS adopts integrated approach to healthcare

| Jun 10, 2021 | Arizona

Leaders from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) came together at the 2021 Arizona State of Reform Health Policy Conference to discuss the department’s move towards a more integrated Medicaid system.     Dana Flannery, Senior Policy Advisor & Assistant Director at AHCCCS, discussed the complexity surrounding an...[ Read More ]

Dramatic spike in heroin overdoses prompt health alert from DHSS

| Jun 9, 2021 | Alaska

Heroin overdoses in Alaska have more than doubled in the past year, according to recently released data from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). A public health alert from the department indicates heroin overdose emergency department visits are up statewide but are particularly focused in Anchorage/Mat-Su, Southeast,...[ Read More ]

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