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Gov. Dunleavy issues administrative order establishing Advisory Council on Opioid Remediation

| Oct 5, 2021 | Alaska

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy issued Administrative Order No. 324 on Oct. 1 to establish the Governor’s Advisory Council on Opioid Remediation.     Gov. Dunleavy said in a statement: “Across our state, there are individuals, families and communities who struggle with the dangerous effects of opioid misuse. The Governor’s Advisory...[ Read More ]

Governor Dunleavy announces emergency support for Alaska medical clinics

| Sep 23, 2021 | Alaska

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy announced on Wednesday that medical personnel are on their way to Alaska to help assist operations within the state’s health care facilities.      According to Dunleavy’s office, nearly 300 registered nurses and more than 100 nursing assistants or patient care technicians are among those that...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Health policy preview, Keynote video w/ Dr. Anne Zink, Adult ICU closures

| Sep 23, 2021 | Alaska

You may have seen my note yesterday about our news that State of Reform is now part of the HMA family of companies. It's a smart, mission-driven group of folks at work to improve the health care systems for the communities they serve. So, there is strong cultural alignment with us,...[ Read More ]

Video: How value driven systems of care are evolving in Alaska

| Sep 21, 2021 | Alaska

Sheldon Fisher, chief strategy officer with Providence Health and Services, Rhonda Prowell-Kitter, chief financial officer at Public Education Health Trust, and Dr. Rob Lada, a physician at Peak Neurology, discussed value driven systems of care at the 2021 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference.     The three presenters...[ Read More ]

Legislative Democrats and Republicans discuss health care now and in the future

| Sep 20, 2021 | Alaska

Six Alaska legislators sat down last week to discuss their observations on health care in Alaska for 2021, how the pandemic will impact health care legislation in 2022, and their visions for the future.     Sen. Shelley Hughes, Majority Leader in the Alaska State Senate, and Reps. Ken McCarty...[ Read More ]

Afternoon keynote: Addressing the impact of the Delta variant

| Sep 17, 2021 | Alaska

Jared Kosin, CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association, and Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, delivered the afternoon keynote at the 2021 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference.      During the keynote, both Kosin and...[ Read More ]

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