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Randall Burns
Acting Director

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By federal requirement, an advisory group providing input and guidance to the state and public regarding Medicaid 1915(i) option and 1915(k) Community First Choice option for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) benefits has been established. Find out more:

The Division of Behavioral Health has a commitment to improve the quality life of Alaskans through the right service to the right person at the right time. The continuum of care represents a commitment to mitigating risk of behavioral health with prevention and early intervention, insuring Alaskans are served effectively at the lowest level of care possible, while recognizing that the most acute and chronic conditions require a corresponding increased level of services, supports and resources.

The central purpose of the Division is to provide a continuum of statewide behavioral health (mental health and substance use) services ranging from prevention, screening, and brief intervention to acute psychiatric care. Included are services for the general population (prevention & brief intervention), individuals experiencing emotional disturbance and emergency/crisis, seriously mentally ill adults, seriously emotionally disturbed youth, and substance use disorder services for youth and adults. 

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