Topical Agenda for the 2019 Alaska Conference now available!
Laura Lundberg | Aug 12, 2019 | Alaska
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), in partnership with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust), has finalized Strengthening the System: Alaska’s Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Program Plan. This five-year plan assists with guiding resources to the services, workforce and facilities necessary to meet the needs of
DJ is taking a well-deserved vacation, so I’m bringing you this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the senior reporter here at State of Reform, where I’m usually covering health care in Alaska and a number of other states. Feel free to email me any feedback or tips on what you
At the end of June, Gov. Dunleavy signed the state operating and mental health budgets and announced over $400 million in line item vetoes. After his announcement, the Alaska Governor's Council on Disabilities & Special Education released the following list of vetoes that could impact Trust beneficiaries -- Alaskans with mental
Julie Sande is the Administrator at Ketchikan Pioneer Home. She joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss retaining rural workforce and quality of care. "One area that we're really struggling with at the pioneer homes is recruitment and retention. So, as we struggle to
Representative Ivy Spohnholz represents Alaska’s 16th House District and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the House Health & Social Services Committee. Rep. Spohnholz is also a member of both the House Legislative Budget & Audit Committee and the Health & Social Services Finance Subcommittee. We caught up with Rep.
The Alaska Governor’s Council on Disabilities & Special Education (GCDSE) recently released its “Preliminary Joint Advocacy Report” on the 2019 legislative session. The report highlights actions taken during the 2019 regular session and first special session that impact Trust beneficiaries – Alaskans with mental illness, developmental disabilities, chronic alcoholism, Alzheimer’s