Does state law authorize Gov. Bill Walker to implement Medicaid expansion? Sen. John Coghill's My Turn raises that important question, but the answer to that question is "yes," not "no.
The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion: Living can sometimes take more courage than dying.
SITKA - The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Community Transformation Grant program will make seven sub-award grants worth $95,000 to community groups in Southeast Alaska interested in improving the health of their communities.
The Alaska Department of Health and Human Services Section of Maternal, Child and Family Health has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for planning appropriate mental health services for Alaska's children up to six years of age.
SITKA - Alaska has a shortage of health care workers and some of the biggest needs are in behavioral health. In 2007, University of Alaska Associate Vice President of Health Karen Perdue, the former Alaska Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner, said Alaska had 1,033 behavioral health job openings, with a vacancy rate of 13.9 percent and a mean longest vacancy of 17.1 months. In rural Alaska, the vacancy rates and unmet service needs are higher.
FAIRBANKS - Local and state agencies trying to convince Fairbanks residents of the harmful effects of air pollution are launching public outreach initiatives in an effort to combat factual inaccuracies that emerged in a heated debate over proposed air quality restrictions.North Star Borough spokeswoman Sallie Stuvek says the fight over Proposition 2, which would have created air quality regulations and banned certain devices in the Fairbanks and North Pole areas, led to misinformation in the debate, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports.
A crew member aboard a cruise ship in Alaska waters is recovering from what health officials suspect is swine flu.
The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Community Transformation Grant program will make seven sub-award grants worth $95,000 to community groups in Southeast Alaska interested in improving the health of their communities.
The state recognized Bartlett Regional Hospital Friday for a free health screening program which has been operating in the capital city for 26 years.
Downtown Juneau was overrun with the undead Friday night as a pack of about 100 zombies limped their way from Evergreen Cemetery and descended on the unsuspecting late-night crowd, demanding brains and beer. Editor's note: No journalists were harmed during the reporting of this story.
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