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To William Streur, DHSS Comm. of Resources,

I, again, request your withdrawal for support of any new DHSS rule depriving low income woman of their constitutional be a god in "control" of other self-willed entities. DHSS rules can only steer the leviathan through leadership, preferably...
Thanks for attending the Recovery Slam

...fourth annual Recovery Slam at the University of Alaska Southeast this past weekend: Juneau Voices for Recovery, state of Alaska DHSS-DBH, Rainforest Recovery Center, NCADD-Juneau, Juneau Youth Services, Juneau Alliance for Mental Health Inc., the Governor's...
Legislators lose confidence in top state commissioner

...Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), is the boss of 3,500 employees...doctorate in human services. She was appointed DHSS commissioner a little over two years ago...direction. She says the leadership issue at DHSS is a symptom of a larger problem. "There...
My Turn: The nuts and bolts of the Affordable Care Act are loose mean any exchange whether established and operated by a state or by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS).The ACA's full name suggests two primary goals: protecting patients and making health care affordable. Based on a model...
Service providers struggle amid state grant delay

...are struggling financially should contact state program managers."This is a priority for the department," said assistant DHSS commissioner Sana Efird said. "We're focusing resources to get this done."Division of Behavioral Health spokeswoman Sarana...
My Turn: Medicaid is overburdened with fraud firm to design the proposed new tax. While Alaskans are busy enjoying the summer, work is now getting underway at DHSS offices to launch the first of many taxes to come.These medical taxes will be passed from doctors and hospitals to patients...
Medicaid expanded in Alaska

...for me," Walker said. "I've tried everything else, and one thing people have to learn about me is I never give up."DHSS Commissioner Valerie Davidson has been pushing toward expansion since she took office in December. She was emotional as she...
State health officials confirm case of shellfish poisoning

...Conservation Environmental Health Laboratory.DHSS says the person had typical PSP symptoms...private beach in the Loring area, said DHSS spokesman Jason Grenn.All shellfish can...geoducks and scallops, according the DHSS release. Commercially harvested shellfish...
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits reductions proposed by the governor.DHSS would experience a $19.8 million $5 million, less than 1 percent. DHSS' fiscal year 2015 budget was $2.7 billion...foster care and the Alaska Pioneer Homes. DHSS spokeswoman Sarana Schell said by email...
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State looks to expand Medicaid in July a capital project or two, cuts to DHSS have serious implications, Davidson said...people go without health care," she said.DHSS operates on a $2.7 billion budget...want them to live in good communities."DHSS spokeswoman Sarana Schell said while there...
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