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Medicaid system expansion could be months away

JUNEAU - State health commissioner Valerie Davidson said it could be July before the state is in a position to begin enrolling Alaskans under expanded Medicaid coverage.Davidson...
Report on tribal youth and violence urges action

...burdensome, task force members said."We all have to come together to make this work," said committee member Valerie Davidson, with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.Dorgan said it's difficult to predict how such recommendations...
My Turn: Begich champions rural, tribal and veterans health

...can't afford to lose him. We have too much work left to do. We need Senator Begich to help us to get there.? Valerie Davidson (Yup'ik) was born and raised in Bethel and Aniak. She has spent the last 15 years of her career working in the...
Health reforms penalize some Native Americans're recognized, fine. But if you're not federally recognized, people shouldn't get nothing," he said.Valerie Davidson, a senior director at the Anchorage-based Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, estimates that about one-third...
Parnell signs bill for residential housing at ANMC

...environment, and this will be a place where cultures and traditions are not only accepted, but they are honored," said Valerie Davidson, a senior director of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium."They can even cook their own traditional food...
Judge gives OK to dental therapists

...special training and work under a licensed dentist often not on site, can continue operating in villages, said Valerie Davidson of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. "The fact our local solution to a local problem is going to make...
Veterans in rural Alaska have no access to standard health care

...need to other high officials in the VA system. "We need them to get the picture," Murkowski said, "so we can get the funding." The consortium runs 180 small village health centers around the state, said director Valerie Davidson.
Ceremony celebrates dental aide program

...clinical site director at the consortium. She spent nine years working in Bethel and outlying villages. When Valerie Davidson was growing up in Aniak, she would wait in line once a year to see the dentist. Davidson, now a director at the...
Sen. Murkowski to host vets health care hearing

...needs might be, he said. "It's hard to predict," Spector said. "We're learning this as the war goes on." Valerie Davidson, senior director of legal and intergovernmental affairs for the tribal health consortium, is also scheduled to...


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