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Funding plan approved for Alaska’s K-12 schools

| Aug 31, 2021 | Alaska

Late last week on August 27, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the approval of a new funding plan for K-12 schools in Alaska.      The $122 billion American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) package is part of the larger $1.9 trillion American...[ Read More ]

Alaska hospitals struggle with ICU capacity deficits

| Aug 31, 2021 | Alaska

COVID-19 is pushing against hospitals’ capacity limits as the Delta variant continues to spread and drive up case numbers. According to the latest data from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), there are just 20 unoccupied adult ICU beds left in Alaska.      Just yesterday, there...[ Read More ]

Tribal partnership builds confidence and spurs access to vaccines

| Aug 30, 2021 | Alaska

A partnership between the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) is helping boost confidence and encourage COVID-19 vaccinations among Alaska Native communities, according to a case study released last week.     The case study was created jointly by the...[ Read More ]

Alaska clinic promotes new health care model

| Aug 27, 2021 | Alaska

Changes are on the way for health care in Alaska. Envoy Integrated Health, a new clinically integrated network (CIN), has been formed by a group of Alaska physicians. The goal behind this coordinated effort is to better connect physicians with the patients they serve and to continue offering the type...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Value-driven systems of care, Republican leadership, Vaccine hesitancy

| Aug 25, 2021 | Alaska

We are very excited to be joining everyone again at State of Reform again this year. I'm disappointed it won't be in person, something I know we would all prefer if things were different. But, with new cases now much higher in Alaska than previously, and only 47% of Alaskans...[ Read More ]

Detailed Agenda for the 2021 Alaska Conference now available!

Kaylor Erickson | Aug 18, 2021 | Alaska

The full Detailed Agenda for our 2021 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference  on September 14th is now available! We are happy to share this list of nearly 60 speakers with you, including: Sen. Shelley Hughes: Majority Leader, Alaska State Senate Rep. Mike Prax: Member, House Health & Social Services...[ Read More ]

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