Alaska Resources

Alaska Department of Health and Social ServicesDivision of Behavioral Health

About: The Department of Health and Social Services Division of Behavioral Health focuses on helping children and families stay healthy and safe, helps Alaskans live healthier lives and provides access to basic health care, assists Alaskans who experience developmental disabilities and/or mental illness, increases incentives and opportunities for communities to collaborate with the department and develops effective mechanisms for improving DHSS staff knowledge and skills. Director; Albert Wall.
Phone: N/A

Alaska Mental Health Board

About: AMHB is the state planning and coordinating agency, for purposes of federal and state law, relating to the state mental health program. The primary purpose of the Board is to help ensure an integrated comprehensive mental health program by planning and advocating for the service needs of persons with mental illness in the state.

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority

About: The AMHTA is a state corporation that administers the Alaska Mental Health Trust, a perpetual trust managed on behalf of Trust beneficiaries. The trust operates very much like a private foundation, using its resources to ensure that Alaska has a comprehensive integrated mental health program to serve Trust beneficiaries.

Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ABADA)

About: ABADA plans and advocates for policies, programs and services that help Alaskans achieve healthy and productive lives, free from the devastating effects of the abuse of alcohol and other substances.

Alaska Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education

About: GCDSE plans, evaluates, and promotes programs for people with disabilities. It is composed of 28 governor-appointed members, including individuals with disabilities or parents of individuals with disabilities and the representatives of principal state agencies and private providers that deliver services or supports.

Alaska Psychiatric Institute

About: API is the State of Alaska’s Psychiatric Hospital. API’s mission is to provide emergency and court-ordered inpatient psychiatric services in a safe environment using culturally-sensitive, effective, person-centered treatment followed by a referral to an appropriate level of care and support for recovery from mental illness.
ddress: 3700 Piper Street Anchorage, Alaska 99508-4677
(907) 269-7100
(907) 269-7251

Alaska Commission on Aging

About: ACoA is charged with planning, advocacy, grant making and administration, and interagency coordination on senior citizen issues. Grants for local delivery of senior services are funded through the Older Americans Act, the state of Alaska, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority.

Alaska Brain Injury Network

About: ABIN helps identify, develop, implement, and sustain needed programs and resources that promote prevention and expand treatment and service delivery to Alaskans who experience TBI and their families. The mission is to educate, plan, coordinate, and advocate for a comprehensive service delivery system for the survivors of traumatic brain injury and their families.

Boys and Girls Club of Alaska

About: The Boys and Girls Club of Alaska’s mission is to empower and inspire the diverse youth of Alaska to reach their full potential by offering them hope, opportunity, and a safe environment. 
Phone: (907) 248-5437

Denali KidCare - Alaska's Children's Health Insurance Program

About: DenaliKidCare is a State of Alaska program designed to ensure that children and teens of both working and non-working families can have the health insurance they need. Denali KidCare provides excellent health insurance coverage for children and teens through age 18, and for pregnant women who meet income guidelines.


About: Medicaid is an entitlement program created by the federal government, is the primary public program for financing basic health and long-term care services for low-income Alaskans.

Statewide Suicide Prevention Council

About: SSPC advises the governor and Legislature on issues relating to suicide. In collaboration with communities, faith-based organizations, and public-private entities, the council works to improve the health and wellness of Alaskans by reducing suicide and its effect on individuals and communities.