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Randall Burns
Director

"Partners promoting
healthy communities."

Mission & Values


 

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Adverse Childhood Experiences in Alaska
 

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Welcome to Behavioral Health

 

The Department’s redesign and reform efforts include filing an application to CMS by the middle of 2017 for the authority to put in place an 1115 Behavioral Health Medicaid Demonstration Waiver to provide greater system flexibility and offer a broader range of alternative services to fill existing service gaps and reduce Alaska’s reliance on crisis services. In addition, the State will contract with an Administrative Services Organization (ASO) to offer an improved system of care management.

Medicaid Reform in Alaska – Behavioral Health Redesign
The 1115 Demonstration Project



 

Behavioral Health Continuum of Care

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. 

Current Events & Announcements

FY2016-2017 Combined SABG/MHBG Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan

The State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health is pleased to announce the presentation for public comment the Alaska - FY2016-2017 Combined SABG/MHBG Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan to the Substance Abuses and Mental Health Services Administration. This draft application is in the final edit process and your input and comments are critical to the design and delivery of mental health and substance abuse services in Alaska. 

To view the application please visit the website below and use the citizen login:

Please submit your comments by email, phone or fax to:

  • Stacy Toner- Division Operations Manager
    P O Box 110620 Juneau, AK 99811
    Phone: (907) 465-3370 Fax: (907) 465-2668
    E-mail:stacy.toner@alaska.gov

 

Self Help Resources

Alaska Core Competencies for direct care workers and human services ​​​​​