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Governor Walker Signs Legislation Protecting Permanent Fund, Approving Yearly Budgets None 
New directors named for the Department of Health and Human Services and the Public Transportation Department None 
SEARHC Meets Healthy Alaskans 2020 Goals None 

SEARHC Meets Healthy Alaskans 2020 Goals

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is proud to have been recently recognized by the Alaska Immunization Program for meeting their Healthy Alaskans 2020 (HA2020) goals in 2017.

AIDEA Board Approves Loan for New Medical Building in Anchorage None 

AIDEA Board Approves Loan for New Medical Building in Anchorage

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) Board approved a loan participation for a project located in Anchorage, Alaska.

Alaska Legislature Empowers Consumers with Health Care Price Transparency None 

Alaska Legislature Empowers Consumers with Health Care Price Transparency

The Alaska Legislature reached a compromise on the last day of the legislative session to pass a health care price transparency measure originally put forward by Representative Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage).

Small Businesses’ Input About Health Insurance Costs Is Requested None 

Small Businesses’ Input About Health Insurance Costs Is Requested

The Alaska Division of Insurance, in coordination with organizations such as the Alaska Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Businesses, is asking small business employers in Alaska to complete a survey to inform strategies for lowering health insurance premiums in the small group market.

Mental Health Trust Authority Awards Over $1.1 Million in Grants to Organizations None 

Mental Health Trust Authority Awards Over $1.1 Million in Grants to Organizations

On average, the Trust grants approximately $18 million annually to various nonprofits, state agencies and projects that promote long-term system change and/or innovative projects that improve the lives and circumstances of Trust beneficiaries. Grants are awarded throughout the year. “These grants demonstrate the Trust’s commitment to supporting a variety of programs and will have a positive impact on beneficiaries across the state,” said Mike Abbott, CEO.

Reservists Provide Medical Care for Underserved Regions of Alaska through Arctic Care 2018 None 

Reservists Provide Medical Care for Underserved Regions of Alaska through Arctic Care 2018

A joint and multinational contingent of Reservists kicked off Arctic Care 2018, an Innovative Readiness Training Exercise based out of Kotzebue, Alaska, April 16.

ACENT Wins Mount Huntington Award for Service to the Medically Uninsured None 

ACENT Wins Mount Huntington Award for Service to the Medically Uninsured

The Alaska Center for Ear, Nose, and Throat, ACENT, has been presented the Mount Huntington Award, an honor given annually to Anchorage Project Access providers in recognition for their steadfast commitment and generous service to the medically uninsured.

Senate Votes to Increase Access to Behavioral Healthcare None 

Senate Votes to Increase Access to Behavioral Healthcare

The Alaska Senate unanimously passed a bill to increase Alaskans’ access to behavioral healthcare.