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Office of the Commissioner

The mission of the Department of Health and Social Services is "to promote and protect the health and well-being of Alaskans"

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The 2020-24 plan for achieving the vision of Alaskans receiving comprehensive prevention, treatment and support services at the appropriate level of care across the lifespan, leading to meaningful lives in their home communities.

Commissioner Adam Crum

Adam Crum serves as commissioner for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). He was born and raised in Alaska and has experience in the private sector in strategic management, organizational development, executive consulting and working on mega- projects. A primary skillset is his ability to establish and lead effective teams, and this can be seen by Alaska’s nation leading COVID-19 response and vaccination distribution, and the marked improvement of multiple divisions at DHSS during his tenure.

Prior to being appointed commissioner in December 2018, Crum was executive vice president of his family’s company, Northern Industrial Training. Commissioner Crum is active in community service organizations and has served as a board member for groups like the Salvation Army and MyHouse, a group that works specifically with homeless youth. Both groups work with clients dealing with mental health, substance use disorder, transitional housing and workforce development issues.

Crum has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northwestern University and a Master of Science in Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Requests for scheduling appointments or invitations for Commissioner, Adam Crum can made by sending an e-mail to: scheduling.dhss@alaska.gov

Mailing & Physical address:

3601 C Street, Suite 902
Anchorage, Alaska 99503-5923
Phone: (907) 269-7800
Fax: (907) 269-0060