Alaska VA launches pilot program to schedule appointments

...facilities. If there is no availability at the prescribed facility, VA officials will try Department of Defense or Indian Health Service facilities, then Choice providers and next non-Choice providers.
Pure Sole: Just tired

...Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services ( Suicide Prevention Resource Center ( American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (
McConnell moves ahead with bipartisan stopgap spending bill take away almost $500 million a year in taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, most of which goes to provide health services to the poor via the Medicaid program.The measure also contains $700 million in emergency funding to fight western...
Nation and World
My Turn: Alaskans' dignity worth paying for

...But here's what "cut-to-the-bone" advocates don't say: We'd still fall short even if education and health services budgets were skeletal. We'd be left with a state where our most vulnerable children are denied a right to care...
Alaska says 1,000 people signed up for expanded Medicaid

...last year, though that figure includes Alaska Natives who have no health care beyond what is provided by the Indian Health Service, which is not considered comprehensive.Alaska Department of Health and Social Services spokeswoman Sarana Schell...
JAMHI announces Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration Grant Award

...on Glacier Highway. The project is slated to begin Oct. 1.The project is "funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration," said executive director Pam Watts. "The program's objective is to support the triple aim of...
GOP leaders seek to avert shutdown over Planned Parenthood

...has promised a veto regardless.The organization, which provides birth control, abortions and various women's health services, says it's done nothing wrong."If you're pro-life, the last thing you want to do is have the focus changed...
Nation and World
Peggy Exendine

...Peggy retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs where she served as a contracting officer. She also worked for Indian Health Service during her career. She was a member of the Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp No. 2 in Juneau and was also a member of...
Nancy Weaver Seitz

...Arlington, Virginia in 1948. In June of 1955, they moved to Juneau, Alaska, where David took a job with the Public Health Service. The move to Territorial Alaska was a change for the family but they immediately took to Alaska's scenery, and...
Arctic village tries new sanitation system pilot program

...funding to study the system over the next year. In all, ANTHC spent $250,000 from its own budget. The Indian Health Service spent an additional $225,000 for the program."If we see this is improving life and health and if the homeowners...


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