According to a recent report, Alaska’s death rate from traumatic brain injuries is the highest in the nation.
‘We’re not interested in documenting this pandemic’: Changes coming to Alaska’s COVID-19 dashboard
The state Department of Health and Social Services is considering transitioning away from daily COVID-19 case counts, and toward reporting weekly trends.
Cyberattackers had access to Alaskans’ private health information
The department is urging all Alaskans who have provided data to the department to act to protect themselves from identity theft.
Alaska reports 8 more COVID-19 deaths
State data shows that four of the Alaskans who died recently were Anchorage residents, and the fifth was a resident of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. It wasn’t immediately clear what Alaska community the other three people were from.
Four COVID-19 cases reported at Anchorage Pioneer Home
There has been only one other positive case in the state’s Pioneer Home system.
Coronavirus evacuees to make virus screening, refuel stop at Anchorage airport
In a news conference Monday morning, state officials stressed that the risk of illness to Alaskans from the measures is minimal.
Rule change for SNAP work requirements would disqualify some Alaska recipients, providers say
“We know many, many people are going to lose benefits because of this,” says Cara Durr with the Food Bank of Alaska.
Anchorage judge questions ‘emergency’ used to allow Medicaid rate cuts
The judge’s order, released Friday, found that a lawsuit over state cuts to Medicaid payments raised “at the very least, serious and substantial questions regarding DHSS’ finding of emergency.”
State seeks new study of Alaska Psychiatric Institute privatization
While Alaska’s state-owned psychiatric hospital has renewed federal certification, it still struggles to recruit staff and increase capacity.
Federal audit finds gaps in Alaska ‘critical incident’ reporting
A recent review from a federal watchdog agency found that Alaska health care providers failed to correctly report and monitor critical incidents involving people with developmental disabilities.