Medicaid is one of the biggest drivers of Alaska’s state spending.
At the same time, Alaska has the nation’s highest suicide rate and a growing problem with opioid addiction.
State leaders believe they can lower the long-term growth in Medicaid costs and make Alaskans healthier mentally and physically. They plan to do that by better coordinating behavioral health care — the treatment of mental health and addiction.
At a recent Senate Medicaid Reform Subcommittee hearing, Health Commissioner Valerie Davidson said it will be a challenge. READ MORE…
At a time when many families are looking for back-to-school bargains, others are coming into their pediatricians’ offices looking for answers about their children’s behavior. Read More…
When: June 18-19 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Centennial Hall Juneau, Alaska
Register at: www.cvent.com/d/prqxjl
Sponsored by: Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Division of Behavioral Health Prevention Services.
Topics Covered: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & Resiliency, Suicide Prevention, Historical & Intergenerational Trauma, Collective Community Impact
CEUs Offered (Pending) • Catered by Abby’s • Door Prizes • Space Limited