Healthcare is one of Alaska’s fastest growing industries. Because of the state’s lack of infrastructure and its rural nature Alaska’s healthcare systems have found innovative solutions to some of these challenges including telemedicine, healthcare exchanges, traveling healthcare professionals, and mobile clinics. It’s widely acknowledged that healthcare costs are high in Alaska and the state’s key stakeholders continue to explore methods to lower healthcare costs.
Latest Healthcare News
Alaska Behavioral Health is now providing a range of additional services, as well as longer service hours, to the Fairbanks community.
Blood Bank of Alaska has an urgent need for convalescent plasma from those who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Anchorage: Wear a Mask, Socially Distance, and Wash Your Hands or a Second Hunker Down Is on the Horizon
Acting Anchorage Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson is modifying two emergency orders to strengthen mask mandates and place more stringent guidelines on indoor gatherings and events in the hope that—in the near future—even more strict restrictions will be unnecessary.
The program challenges Alaskans to complete in four wellness challenges in the month of October for the chance to win tech prizes.
More Than $28 Million in Relief Funds Distributed by DHSS and ACF with Second Round of Coronavirus Nonprofit Relief Fund Grant Awards
Eighty-three organizations across Alaska have been awarded $10.7 million in the second of three rounds of distributions.
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Diving into Alaska Aquaculture
Aquaculture is an industry Alaskans are probably familiar with, even if they’re unfamiliar with the term itself. Broadly, aquaculture refers to the cultivation of numerous species of fish and aquatic plants, such as shellfish, algae, and finfish, as well as enhancement and restoration projects designed to increase wild populations of specific species, says Heather McCarty, vice-chair of the Alaska Mariculture Task Force.