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Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine found 90.7% effective in AAP study for 5 to 11 age bracket

| Nov 5, 2021 | Alaska

Recent Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) data shows children at or under the age of 10 make up the fourth lowest age bracket by total COVID cases in the state, as of Nov. 5. Despite this ranking, the 10 and under age bracket has 15,050 total cases...[ Read More ]

H.R. 5221 passes House with help of Alaska Congressman

| Nov 5, 2021 | Alaska

H.R. 5221, known as the Urban Indian Health Confer Act, passed in the US House on Nov. 2 by a vote of 406 to 17 and has been referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs following two readings in the Senate.      The bill, co-sponsored by Alaska Congressman Don...[ Read More ]

COVID cases, hospitalizations remain high across Alaska

| Oct 29, 2021 | Alaska

Last week’s COVID statistics remained poor across Alaska, with high rates of transmission, positive tests and hospital use.  Alaska currently has the highest number of COVID cases reported over the last seven days, per 100,000 residents, out of any state. It comes as a time where hospitals are reaching capacity...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Q&A w/ Sen. Begich, COVID hospitalization costs, Health care wage gap

| Oct 20, 2021 | Alaska

This edition of 5 Things We're Watching touches on a broad range of issues impacting Alaska's health care system. We feature a conversation on improving health equity in the state, the latest data on COVID hospitalization and treatment costs, and State of Reform Reporter Ethan Kispert has a forward-looking policy...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Sen. Tom Begich discusses health care in Alaska for 2022

| Oct 19, 2021 | Alaska

Senator Tom Begich (D-Anchorage) is the senate minority leader and also a member of the Senate Health and Social Services Committee for the state of Alaska.  Begich recently spoke with State of Reform about health care in 2021, and what he’s keeping his eye on for the next legislative session...[ Read More ]

Increasing health equity in Alaska

| Oct 12, 2021 | Alaska

Creating greater health equity in Alaska will require more specific data collection, and creating a seat at decision-making tables for historically marginalized people. That’s according to a panel discussion on equity held during 2021 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference. The need to create more equitable health outcomes has...[ Read More ]

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