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Alaska’s post-earthquake blanket waivers

Sara Gentzler | Dec 17, 2018 | Alaska

What They’re Watching: Senator Cathy Giessel

Emily Boerger | Dec 17, 2018 | Alaska

Alaska ranks 32nd in comprehensive national health rankings report

Emily Boerger | Dec 17, 2018 | Alaska

America’s Health Rankings recently released their 2018 Annual Report, breaking down the state of the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis. The report evaluates health measurements that cover determinants of health such as behaviors, policy, community and environment, and clinical care, while also evaluating health outcomes to determine the overall...[ Read More ]

DHSS Works with North Star Hospital to Open More Emergency Mental Health Beds

| Dec 1, 2018 | Alaska

Anchorage – Yesterday the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services entered into a contract with North Star Hospital to make 14 beds available to the State of Alaska for voluntary and involuntary behavioral health patients as well as alcohol and chemical dependency patients. This measure will help alleviate pressure...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Adam Crum, health policy in 2019, election recap

| Nov 27, 2018 | Alaska

It is less than a week until the new administration takes office. So, this edition of 5 Things spends some time looking ahead to see where opportunity may lie for Alaska health policy in 2019.  As always, thanks for reading our stuff.   With help from Emily Boerger and Marjie...[ Read More ]

Four things the new Dunleavy administration should do on health care and health policy in 2019

DJ Wilson | Nov 26, 2018 | Alaska

December 3rd is coming quickly in Alaska. With it comes the swearing in of a new governor, Mike Dunleavy, and a looming legislative session. Dunleavy will have to move quickly to put together a budget for the legislature to work with and which will reflect his values more than his...[ Read More ]

Three takeaways from Gov.-Elect Dunleavy's appointment of Adam Crum as Alaska DHSS Commissioner

DJ Wilson | Nov 26, 2018 | Alaska

Today, Governor-Elect Mike Dunleavy announced that his new DHSS Commissioner will be Adam Crum, an Executive Vice President of Northern Industrial Training, based in Palmer.  From the release, Dunleavy said that Crum was known for his organizational planning and leadership strengths. “In his career, Crum has managed large teams and...[ Read More ]

Election wins and losses for Alaska health care leadership

Emily Boerger | Nov 21, 2018 | Alaska

The Alaska 2018 midterms saw big changes in health care leadership, with some long-time health leaders losing re-election, and others being elevated to new and prominent positions. Notable health policy figures that won’t be returning to the legislature in the coming year include Rep. Paul Seaton who lost his re-election...[ Read More ]