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5 Things Alaska: HIE RFP, Q&A w/ John Weaver, Health disparities

| Jul 20, 2022 | Alaska

A big thank you to our Convening Panel members who recently came together to discuss the issues, speakers, and topics that will form the agenda for the 2022 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference. We're getting close to finalizing our Topical Agenda, which we will release in just a few weeks! In this...[ Read More ]

New report identifies challenges in Black Alaskans’ health status, as well as ‘resilience’ among the demographic

| Jul 18, 2022 | Alaska

A new report summarizing Black Alaskans’ health statuses in various categories highlights some challenges that need to be addressed as well as some positive takeaways.     The Black Alaskans Health Status Report was commissioned by the Alaska Black Caucus (ABC) through a grant from the Municipality of Anchorage Health...[ Read More ]

Q&A: UAMS otolaryngologist discusses study on Alaskan children that found telemedicine greatly increases access to hearing care for rural kids

| Jul 15, 2022 | Alaska

Dr. Susan Emmett is an otolaryngologist and public health-trained researcher who leads the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Center for Hearing Health Equity. She led a UAMS study focused on school-based hearing screening programs in rural Alaska that showed that referring kids to specialists via telemedicine provided significantly...[ Read More ]

Alaska DOH issues RFP for statewide health information exchange services

| Jul 13, 2022 | Alaska

The Alaska Department of Health (DOH) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for statewide health information exchange (HIE) services.     The state is seeking a contractor to provide HIE services that offer secure, modern solutions and achieve optimal administrative outcomes through technical support. The system will support Alaska’s...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Valley Residential Services CEO John Weaver discusses his efforts to help Alaskans with housing needs

| Jul 7, 2022 | Alaska

Valley Residential Services (VRS) CEO John Weaver works to help address Alaskans’ housing needs in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley as well as other regions. Under his leadership, VRS has overseen the construction of housing units to help approximately 2,000 Alaskans settle into stable housing.  Weaver was recently recognized for his work...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Pharmacy workforce, Care collaboration, Early Bird registration

| Jun 29, 2022 | Alaska

Though our conference is still three months away, we're excited to announce that we've already begun planning for the 2022 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference! After going virtual for the last two years, we're looking forward to hosting this event in person on October 6th at the Dena'ina Civic and...[ Read More ]