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Strengthening the System: Alaska’s Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Program Plan 2020-24


Strengthening the System: Alaska’s Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Program Plan 2020-24


VISION — Alaskans receive comprehensive prevention, treatment, and support services at the appropriate level of care across the lifespan, leading to meaningful lives in their home communities.

Strengthening the System identifies priorities for the next five years to inform planning and funding decisions to meet the needs of Alaska Mental Health Trust beneficiaries. The intent is to strengthen the system of care to allow a comprehensive approach that quickly meets their needs.

In addition to defining the nine goals below with corresponding objectives, for the first time, strategies are identified to provide specific approaches to reach those goals. Also unique to this plan is a strong focus on prevention and early intervention efforts that build resilience and address trauma in individuals who are at risk of developing disabling conditions.

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Strengthening the System includes a welcome letter from DHSS Commissioner Crum and AMHTA Board Chair Mary Jane Michael, an introduction, the foundational goal for the plan, and nine individual goals: Alaska’s Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Program Plan

Strengthening the System: Alaska’s Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Program Plan 2020-24

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A collaboration between the Department of Health and Social Services and
the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority as required by Alaska Statute 47.30.660.
It is further coordinated with federal, state, regional, tribal, local and
private entities involved in mental health services.

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