At a special board meeting held on March 16, 2016, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board of trustees approved spending nearly $10 million for implementation of Medicaid reform and redesign, including $3.9 million for FY17. Funds will be used to assist the Department of Health and Social Services achieve the goals outlined in SB74. [ Read more ]
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority grants $800,000 to community partners The grants range from small one-time projects to larger strategic initiatives.
Expanding Medicaid will fill critical gaps in access to health and mental health care and pave the way to recovery for thousands of Alaskans. The Trust is passionate about Medicaid because our mission is the mental well-being of all Alaskans. We know that expanding Medicaid is the most important step toward building a stronger healthcare [ Read more ]
Each year in our state, more than 120 children are diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), the highest rate of cases per capita in the U.S. This number is likely much higher due to the broad scale of FASD effects and presentation, which can delay diagnosis. Methods for diagnosis are still being developed, [ Read more ]
The Trust presentation to the Senate Finance Committee today included the premiere of a new PSA developed to educate, engage and enlist legislators regarding the need for increased statewide attention to the challenges posed by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Alaska, from a social level to an economic one. The video is the first [ Read more ]
The Trust remains dedicated to its mission of improving the lives and circumstances of Trust beneficiaries. Last year, the Trust granted over $20 million to organizations across the state. And, importantly, because of prudent management of the Trust’s assets, the Trust remains in a strong financial position. In fact, the Trust’s net position closed at [ Read more ]