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What They're Watching: Jeanene Smith, MD

Emily Boerger | May 20, 2020 | Alaska

5 Things Alaska: Reopening the economy, Special session, Randi Anderson

| Apr 22, 2020 | Alaska

Alaska, you're doing a good job controlling the spread of this disease. Keep it up! It's not clear yet whether we will host our 2020 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference. We've moved our date back into late October. But, we won't begin planning for that until we think...[ Read More ]

Mat-Su Health Foundation announces over $360k in new coronavirus grant awards, bringing total to more than $738k

| Apr 22, 2020 | Alaska

The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) recently made 11 new grant awards totaling $360,104 to local nonprofit service providers for coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention and response. This is in addition to another nine previously awarded grants bringing the total to $738,228 awarded under the Coronavirus Prevention and Response (CPR) grant program. The...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Randi Anderson

Emily Boerger | Apr 17, 2020 | Alaska

Randi Anderson is the manager of the Floyd Jones Learning, Innovation and Simulation Center at Virginia Mason. The center serves as an “education hub and incubator” where patients and their families collaborate with VM staff in the organization’s continuous improvement workshops to advance quality, safety, and efficiency. She joins us...[ Read More ]

Economic report evaluates health care workforce impacts of COVID-19

Emily Boerger | Apr 10, 2020 | Alaska

The latest issue of Alaska Economic Trends evaluates the short-term economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Alaska. While the virus-related economic shutdown will have repercussions for years to come, the report evaluates changes expected in April and May. Trends provides an overview of the various industries in the state...[ Read More ]

Mat-Su Health Foundation announces more than $375K in coronavirus grant awards

| Apr 2, 2020 | Alaska

The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) has made nine grant awards totaling $378,124 to local nonprofit service providers for coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention and response. The foundation’s Coronavirus Prevention and Response (CPR) grant program was developed over the last two weeks and will continue offering grants throughout the pandemic. “Our entire community...[ Read More ]

How one Alaska long-term care facility is protecting against COVID-19

Emily Boerger | Apr 2, 2020 | Alaska

Long-term care facility residents are some of the most at-risk individuals for severe illness during the COVID-19 outbreak. This was most acutely seen at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, which emerged as an early epicenter of the disease in the United States. The Alaska Department of Health and...[ Read More ]

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