Comprehensive Mental Health Plan for Alaska Finalized
Clinton Bennett & Allison Biastock | Jul 18, 2019 | Alaska
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
A new study out of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage evaluates the impact of the Permanent Fund Dividend on various socio-economic outcomes in Alaska. The study looks at the PFD’s effect on employment, income inequality, health, crime, and consumption. Alaskans began receiving
These are the big, beautiful days of summer - where I hope you're getting outdoors rather than thinking about health policy! And, if so, don't fret... We've got you covered with a few things worth tracking in Alaska health care for June, 2019. With help from Emily Boerger
A recent DHSS update on Alaska’s 1115 Behavioral Health Medicaid waiver points to a July 1 implementation date for the waiver’s substance use disorder component. Enhanced SUD service coverage will begin on the first of the month, with a regional phase in. Alaska submitted its 1115 waiver to
With Alaska’s special session set to end on June 14, the Senate passed the state’s operating budget off the floor on Monday. Action in the Senate comes after the House passed the budget over the weekend. Funding from the operating budget, the language section of the bill, and the mental