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2020 Scorecard on State Health System Performance released

Emily Boerger | Sep 11, 2020 | Alaska, California, Hawaii, Washington

Detailed Agenda for the 2020 Alaska Conference now available!

Emily Boerger | Sep 8, 2020 | Alaska

The Detailed Agenda for our 2020 Alaska State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference on September 30th is now available! We have carefully crafted these panel topics after a long process of stakeholder engagement that helped us zero in on the health care policy topics most important and relevant to Alaska. We are excited to share this list...[ Read More ]

Recent poll results show a tight Alaska Senate race

Emily Boerger | Sep 2, 2020 | Alaska

Recent results from a Public Policy Polling survey indicate a neck and neck race in Alaska’s US Senate election. According to the poll, 43% of Alaska voters plan to vote for Republican incumbent Sen. Dan Sullivan and 43% plan to vote for independent Al Gross, who has the backing of...[ Read More ]

Sixteen cases of COVID-19 identified at the McLaughlin Youth Center

| Aug 27, 2020 | Alaska

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has confirmed 16 positive COVID-19 cases at the McLaughlin Youth Center (MYC), including 12 youth in a treatment unit and four staff members who work on the unit. Upon being notified about the cases, the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) leadership...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Primaries to watch, Topical Agenda, State health improvement plan

| Aug 18, 2020 | Alaska

Sometimes, it makes sense to pause and take in all of the stress around us. School is starting back up. Over a billion dollars is getting spent to tell Americans why we should vote against this person or that issue. The pandemic continues with no end in sight. The economy...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Nikole Nelson, Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Emily Boerger | Aug 17, 2020 | Alaska

Nikole Nelson is the Executive Director of the Alaska Legal Services Corporation, which offers free civil legal services to low-income Alaskans. She joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss building partnerships to address the social determinants of health. These remarks were recorded before the COVID-19 outbreak...[ Read More ]

Alaska primaries to watch on August 18

Emily Boerger | Aug 17, 2020 | Alaska

Two statewide offices, 11 Senate seats, and all 40 House seats are on the ballot for Alaska’s August 18th primary. With that in mind, here’s a rundown of races we’ll be watching, particularly among those featuring incumbents who have a hand in shaping Alaska’s health policy. Four of the five...[ Read More ]

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