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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 ]

Health funding in Gov. Dunleavy’s budget proposal

Emily Boerger | Dec 15, 2020 | Alaska

Gov. Mike Dunleavy released his Fiscal Year 2022 budget package on Friday, trimming down government spending while also looking to pay out almost $5,000 in Permanent Fund dividends. Dunleavy’s $8.9 billion total operating budget proposal includes $4.29 billion in unrestricted general funds (UGF). This represents a $207 million reduction (-5%)...[ Read More ]

West Coast Representatives signed on to amicus brief seeking to delay electoral college vote

, , | Dec 11, 2020 | Alaska, California, Washington

While the US Supreme Court rejected on Friday a lawsuit that would have prevented four states from casting their Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden as scheduled on Monday, California and Washington US Representatives are among the more than 125 House Republicans that signed on to an amicus brief...[ Read More ]

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