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What They're Watching: Rep. Sharon Jackson

Emily Boerger | Jan 22, 2020 | Alaska

Noel Rea selected to manage Alaska Psychiatric Institute as interim chief executive

| Jan 15, 2020 | Alaska

Noel Rea has been chosen by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) to serve as the new interim chief executive officer (CEO) for the Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API). John Lee, who had been serving as acting CEO, will return to his role as director of the Senior...[ Read More ]

Nonprofit leaders meet with Gov. Dunleavy and DHSS staff at Mat-Su Health Foundation convening

| Jan 13, 2020 | Alaska

On Tuesday, January 7, the Mat-Su Health Foundation hosted a convening of nonprofit leaders with Governor Mike Dunleavy and key DHSS staff, including Commissioner Adam Crum, Deputy Commissioner Al Wall and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink.  More than 50 executives and board members attended to hear Governor Dunleavy give...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Rep. Geran Tarr, Health budget, Jonathan King

| Dec 18, 2019 | Alaska

Next year will be our tenth year hosting State of Reform in Alaska, and covering health policy with this newsletter.  I can't really believe we are still at it!  And the primary reason we are is because of you support. You come to our conference, you read our stuff, and...[ Read More ]

A breakdown of health care funding in Dunleavy's budget proposal

Emily Boerger | Dec 18, 2019 | Alaska

Governor Mike Dunleavy released his FY 2021 budget last week, proposing to use Alaska’s Constitutional Budget Reserve (CBR) to balance the budget. This new approach is markedly different from last year’s budget proposal where Dunleavy proposed deep spending cuts. “Last year, we rolled out the budget with $1.6 billion in...[ Read More ]

Alaska one of three most improved states in America’s Health Rankings 2019 report

Emily Boerger | Dec 17, 2019 | Alaska

According to the recently released America’s Health Rankings 2019 Annual Report, Alaska ranks 27th in the nation for overall health. The report evaluates and compares 35 health markers state-by-state for its annual report. The markers fall under five overarching categories: behaviors, community & environment, policy, clinical care, and outcomes. Broken down...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Jonathan King, Halcyon Consulting

Emily Boerger | Dec 16, 2019 | Alaska

Jonathan King is the Founder of Halcyon Consulting, an economic and performance consulting firm. He joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss the intersection between the economy and Medicaid, where he predicts that Medicaid budget cuts in FY2020 may send the state back into recession.  ...[ Read More ]

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