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COVID, transparency, and LGBTQ-related bills teed up for Alaska’s 2021 legislative session

Emily Boerger | Jan 11, 2021 | Alaska

Looking ahead to Alaska’s 2021 legislative session, state lawmakers have pre-filed nearly 100 bills covering a broad range of issues. When session begins next Tuesday, here are several health-related bills we’ll be watching.     COVID-19 & Transparency: Among the list are several pandemic-related pieces of legislation. House Bill 4...[ Read More ]

The Legislative Council sets the COVID-19 rules for the 2021 session

Sydney Kurle | Jan 6, 2021 | Alaska

The Alaska Legislative Council set its anti-COVID-19 safety rules for the 2021 session on Dec. 28. These rules include limiting who can be in the chamber, mask requirements and asking members to remain seated.  These rules also limited the public and press from entering the chamber, and instead will allow...[ Read More ]

DHSS opinion survey reveals Alaskans' thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic

Sydney Kurle | Dec 28, 2020 | Alaska

A statewide survey conducted by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) in late November reveals that Alaskans’ don’t believe the state has done enough to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and would support some form of a mask mandate.     In this survey, 406 Alaskans provided their...[ Read More ]

Dunleavy looks to split DHSS into two departments

Emily Boerger | Dec 23, 2020 | Alaska

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced on Tuesday his intent to split the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) into two separate departments – the Alaska Department of Health and the Alaska Department of Family and Community Services. Dunleavy has directed the Alaska Department of Law to draft an executive...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Budget proposal, Health policy in the Biden era, APCD

| Dec 16, 2020 | Alaska

We only have five more days until it starts getting lighter each day. We only have five more days before it starts getting lighter each day. We only have five more days before it starts getting lighter each day... The vaccines are almost here. Stay safe and healthy this holiday...[ Read More ]

healtheConnect partners with Collective Medical to improve care coordination and patient care across Alaska

Sydney Kurle | Dec 15, 2020 | Alaska

healtheConnect Alaska, a state non-profit health information exchange (HIE), announced a new partnership with Collective Medical, the largest network platform for real-time cross-continuum care coordination, on Tuesday. This partnership aims to improve care coordination and patient care in Alaska by integrating the HIE’s existing maintained patient information with Collective’s network...[ Read More ]

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