Upcoming Conference
Anchorage, October 11, 2023

CCS Early Learning to continue advocating as millions in Head Start funding is cut from Alaska budget

| Jun 27, 2023 | Alaska

An Alaska nonprofit organization that provides early education and family programs will continue to advocate for needed funding after Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed more than $200 million from the 2024 state budget.     CCS Early Learning Executive Director Mark Lackey successfully advocated to get an additional $5 million for...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Rep. Ken McCarty, House Health & Social Services Committee

| Jan 19, 2023 | Alaska

Rep. Ken McCarty (R-Eagle River), a member of the House Health & Social Services Committee, said one of his primary healthcare concerns is ensuring that providers are reimbursed adequately for the services they provide.     “I’m concerned about our providers. To make sure they get paid. There’s a lot...[ Read More ]

Fairbanks Mobile Crisis Teams awarded $800,000 grant to strengthen crisis response

| Dec 8, 2022 | Alaska

To continue enhancing Alaska’s response to individuals experiencing mental health distress, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Board of Trustees has awarded $800,000 in Trust grant funding to Alaska Behavioral Health (AKBH) for the continued support of the Fairbanks Mobile Crisis Team (MCT).   The Trust supported the launch of Fairbanks’s...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Jared Kosin, Alaska Hospital and Healthcare Association

| Nov 21, 2022 | Alaska

In this edition of our “What They’re Watching” series, Jared Kosin, President and CEO of the Alaska Hospital and Healthcare Association, talked about the association’s efforts to supplement the state’s workforce.     “Our single biggest priority right now is around workforce, and that’s complex. Everyone’s looking for that silver...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Conference keynotes, panel coverage

| Oct 20, 2022 | Alaska

Thank you to everyone who came to last week's 2022 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference! It was an honor for our team to be back in Anchorage in-person and we are thrilled to have had such a dynamic, well-attended event. Our Digital Media Specialist, Alex Nelson, made a...[ Read More ]

Alaska diversity experts say higher wages for racially diverse essential health care professionals are key to improving equity

| Oct 19, 2022 | Alaska

While industry leaders have made progress in addressing some disparities in health care, it’s clear that many inequities remain in place. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated those inequities, which some experts discussed at the 2022 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference.      Veronica Sandoval, Principal at Genentech's Chief Diversity...[ Read More ]