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Alison Kulas
Executive Director 

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Executive Committee Meetings Wed., June 13, 2018. DETAILS​ and AGENDA​

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NEW REFERENCE PORTAL!
Alaska's Division of Libraries has a new reference portal to find information and resources about mental health issues. Contact Librarian
Julie Niederhauser for more information.


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1/12/18- Alison Kulas Begins Tenure as Executive Director

The Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, The Alaska Mental Health Board and the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council have selected Alison Kulas as their new executive director, effective Jan. 9. She replaces Kate Burkhart who left the position after nearly 10 years to become the state’s Ombudsman.

The Statewide Suicide Prevention Council recently released its updated five-year State Suicide Prevention Plan. The action plan stresses that all Alaskans play a role in building resilient individuals and resilient communities. To see the updated plan, please go to: www.dhss.alaska.gov/suicideprevention

The State of Alaska recently submitted a Medicaid Section 1115 Behavioral Health Demonstration Application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). To see the submitted application and a summary of the public comments received, please go to: http://dhss.alaska.gov/HealthyAlaska/Pages/PublicComment/1115waiverComment.aspx

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health is a comprehensive review of the science of substance use, misuse, and disorders. This report, the first ever issued by the Surgeon General which speaks to the importance of the issues related to substance abuse. Previous reports of the Surgeon General, including those on tobacco (1964), AIDS (1987), and mental health (1999), have helped to create understanding and urgency to address critical public health challenges.




Alaska Opioid Policy Task Force
In response to Alaska’s heroin epidemic and communities’ call for action heard across the state, the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, and Alaska Department of Health and Social Services are convening the Alaska Opioid Policy Task Force (AOPTF). This task force of Alaskan experts will work collaboratively with stakeholders and coalitions statewide.
Visit the AOPTF Website​ to learn more.


Childhood Trauma Costs All Alaskans

What we experience as children affects us for a lifetime. The effects of childhood trauma go far beyond one child or one family, and can pass from generation to generation. Part of reducing the impact of childhood trauma in Alaska is getting educated:


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