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DHSS Works with North Star Hospital to Open More Emergency Mental Health Beds

| Dec 1, 2018 | Alaska

Anchorage – Yesterday the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services entered into a contract with North Star Hospital to make 14 beds available to the State of Alaska for voluntary and involuntary behavioral health patients as well as alcohol and chemical dependency patients. This measure will help alleviate pressure...[ Read More ]

Alaska DHSS suffers data breach

| Jul 2, 2018 | Alaska

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services had a security breach which may have disclosed personal information of individuals who have interacted with Division of Public Assistance (DPA) in the Northern region. Due to the potential for stolen personal information, DHSS urges Alaskans who have been involved with the...[ Read More ]

State report highlights negative health impacts of alcohol misuse in Alaska

| May 7, 2018 | Alaska

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Section of Epidemiology released a report today detailing the negative impacts of alcohol misuse throughout Alaska. Alaskans experience higher rates of alcohol-related deaths and binge drinking compared to most other states, and the rate of alcohol-related deaths has increased by 25 percent...[ Read More ]

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