The Alaska Primary Care Association has been among the many Alaskan organizations and individuals in favor of Medicaid expansion in Alaska. However, following Friday's announcement by Governor Parnell that he will, instead, establish an Alaska Medicaid Reform Advisory Group to research, evaluate, and recommend improvements to the State's Medicaid system, APCA stands ready to support this effort. We remain committed to working toward a time when all Alaskans have access to comprehensive, coordinated, and excellent quality health care.
Keep an Eye on Your PCA!
HUGE announcement about New Access Points in Alaska: We have SIX! Congratulations to those organizations that applied. Read the press release here: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2013pres/11/20131107a.html
Another important announcement is APCA's new Mental Health First Aid trainers. Congratulations to our CHC community's new 22 trainers! APCA's Cherise Fowler, Tom Taylor, and Consumer Board Representative Ellen Adlam all passed the test and and are the nation's newest trainers. Congratulations on your success and we look forward to hearing about upcoming trainings from the Trust Training Cooperative.
The following organizations now have a Trainer:
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Center
Eastern Aleutian Tribes
Camai Community Health Center
Sunshine Community Health Center
Cross Road Medical Center
Peninsula Community Health Services
Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association
SVT Health and Wellness
THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS!
We also want to make sure you are aware of the upcoming training in January. We have a 2-day training that will cover UDS for calendar year 2013 as well as ICD-10. Follow this link for more information.