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Division of DHSS gives Alaska rare opportunity in health care reform

| Mar 24, 2022 | Alaska

The upcoming split in Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) could provide an opportunity for the state to become a leader in health care reform.     Dr. Anne Zink—the chief medical officer for the state—discussed health care initiatives during a March 22 meeting with the Senate Health...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Q&A w/ Rep. Snyder, Student mental health, DHSS split

| Feb 16, 2022 | Alaska

Though the COVID-19 case rate remains high across the entire state, the latest dashboard data shows that last week saw a 45% decrease in cases compared to the first week in February. There are also currently 103 COVID hospitalizations in the state—a significant improvement compared to earlier this month. As we navigate these ever-changing and...[ Read More ]

Crum testifies to House committee over DHSS split

| Feb 9, 2022 | Alaska

The Alaska House Health and Social Services Committee met on Feb. 8 to receive an update on the proposal to split the state’s health department.  In January, Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued an executive order seeking to split the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) into two agencies. The order...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Health in the budget, Broadband report, People First Initiative

| Dec 23, 2021 | Alaska

In case you missed it, on Monday we released the Topical Agenda for the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference. The event is coming up on February 17 and will be fully virtual, allowing attendees from across the country to participate! This conference will feature conversations on federal health policy, innovations...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Youth mental health, Medicaid redetermination, HUD grants

| Nov 17, 2021 | Alaska

With the Thanksgiving holiday next week, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you on behalf of the entire State of Reform team for your continued support. Whether it's through attending our conferences, reading our coverage of health care and health policy in Alaska, or sponsoring our events,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Value-driven systems of care, Republican leadership, Vaccine hesitancy

| Aug 25, 2021 | Alaska

We are very excited to be joining everyone again at State of Reform again this year. I'm disappointed it won't be in person, something I know we would all prefer if things were different. But, with new cases now much higher in Alaska than previously, and only 47% of Alaskans...[ Read More ]