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5 Things Alaska: COVID-19 update, Telehealth bill, Dispatch from WA

| Mar 19, 2020 | Alaska

America now has 11,329 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 85% of which came in the last seven days. Organizations like JP Morgan predict a 2% economic contraction nationally in Q1 and a 3% contraction in Q2, miring us already in a recession. Oil is down to $20 for the first time since 2002. These are precarious times....[ Read More ]

Governor increases novel coronavirus preparedness

| Mar 2, 2020 | Alaska

Today, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy submitted a supplemental budget amendment to fund ten additional temporary positions within the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) preparedness and response. The supplemental budget would provide the Division of Public Health with five new public health nurses, three...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Bills we're watching, Budget update, Anna Brawley

| Feb 24, 2020 | Alaska

It was 10 years ago this fall that we hosted our first State of Reform event in Anchorage. It seems like a lifetime ago that we had keynotes from DHSS Commish Bill Streur and HHS Regional Director Susan Johnson. The kind of bi-partisan, policy agnostic convening that State of Reform...[ Read More ]

Health bills to watch in Alaska's 2020 legislative session

Emily Boerger | Feb 7, 2020 | Alaska

A handful of new health-related bills have been referred to the House and Senate health committees during the first few weeks of Alaska’s 2020 legislative session. While there are several health bills carried over from the 2019 session still in committee, we’ve compiled a list of some of the newly-filed...[ Read More ]

DHSS Hires Tammie Wilson as Policy Advisor

| Jan 27, 2020 | Alaska

In the FY21 budget, Governor Mike Dunleavy has asked for a new Deputy Commissioner within the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) to oversee the Office of Children’s Services (OCS) and the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), to give these vital divisions the support and attention they need...[ 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 ]