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Moving Forward: Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Plan, 2006-2011


1. WICHE Mental Health Program in collaboration with Holzer, Charles (January 15, 2008). 2006 Behavioral HealthPrevalence Estimates in Alaska: Serious Behavioral Health Disorders in Households. Report sponsored by Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Division of Behavioral Health and Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. (Contact Chuck McGee, M.A., WICHE Mental Health Program).

2 U.S. DHHS SAMHSA Office of Applied Studies, 2008-2009 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (Table 13-Alaska; download 10/17/11) and AK Dept. of Labor & Workforce Dev. Population Estimates

3.Alzheimer’s Association. 2011 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures

4. Email communication with Alaska Commission on Aging (10/20/11)Alaska ADRD population was estimated by the Alaska Commission on Aging based on national (per Dr. Denis Evans, 1990) prevalence rates of three percent for those age 65 to 74, 18.7 percent for those age 75 to 84, and 47.2 percent for those age 85 and older. National estimate is for 2009, from the Alzheimer’s Association’s “2009 Alzheimer’s Facts and Figures.” “The dramatic rise in Alzheimer’s underscores that the disease has the ability to undermine the entire U.S. health care system,” according to Stephen McConnell, Ph.D., the vice president of advocacy and public policy for the Alzheimer’s Association.

5. Division of Alaska Pioneer Homes, Report, October 11, 2011 (email communication with Alaska Commission on Aging, 10/20/11)

6.Calculation by Alaska Commission on Aging using 2030 projected senior population, in Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, Report on the Economic Well-Being of Alaska Seniors, January 2007 (email communication  with ACoA Planner II, 12/7/10).

7. University of Alaska Center for Human Development (2003). The Alaska Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Planning Grant Needs and Resources Assessment, June 2001 – January, 2003 and email correspondence with Executive Director of Alaska Brain InjuryNetwork (12/16/11).

8. Alaska Dept. of H&SS, Div. of Behavioral Health, DHSS Senior and Disability Services, AK Mental Health Trust, and AK Brain Injury Network, Inc. (October, 2008) Brain Injuries in Alaska: 10 Year TBI Plan, page 3.

9. Gollay, E. (1981). Summary Report on the Implications of Modifying the Definition of a Developmental Disability. U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare and email correspondence with Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education Research Analyst III, 10/21/11.

10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Autism Information Center.

11. U.S. DHHS, SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies. State Estimates of Substance Use from the 2008-2009 National Surveys on Drug Use & Health.

12. Grant, B.F. & Dawson, D.A. (1997). Age at onset of alcohol abuse and its association with DSM-IV alcohol abuse and dependence: results from the National Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemiological Survey, Journal of Substance Abuse, p. 103-10.


14. Behind Bars: Substance Abuse and America’s Prison Population.

15.CDC National Vital Statistics Reports, Volume 56, Number 10, April 24, 2008, p. 109

16. Blending Perspectives and Building Common Ground: a Report to Congress on Substance Abuse and Child Protection, US Department of Health and Human Services, April 1999.

17. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Women’s, Children’s, and Family Health, Alaska Maternal Child and Family Health Epidemiological Unit. AK Maternal and Child Health Data Book 2005: Birth Defects Surveillance Edition, p. 59.

18. Beck LF, Johnson CH, Morrow B, et al. PRAMS 1999 Surveillance Report. Atlanta , GA : Division. of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2003.)

19. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System)- Fatal Injury Reports.

20. Alaska Injury Prevention Center. (February, 2007) Alaska Suicide Follow-back StudyFinal Report 2006. The Follow-back Study was based on interviews about 56 suicide cases of the total 426 suicide cases during the reporting period of 9/1/03 to 8/31/06. There were proportionally fewer rural and Native cases than urban and non-Native cases interviewed.

21. Grant, B.F. & Dawson, D.A. (1997). Age at onset of alcohol abuse and its association with DSM-IV alcohol abuse and dependence: results from the National Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemiological Survey, Journal of Substance Abuse, p. 103-10

22. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a national survey developed by the Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with 71 state and local departments of education and 19 federal agencies. The survey is a component of a larger national effort to assess priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of mortality, morbidity and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. These results are needed to evaluate the effectiveness of programs in reducing negative student behaviors. The survey provides valuable information about positive behaviors among students. In Alaska, survey participation requires parental consent.

23. AK Department of Health and Social Services, AK Mental Health Trust Authority, Alaska Commission on Aging, and UAA Institute for Social and Economic Research. (January, 2007). Report on the Economic Well-Being of Alaska Seniors.

24. Michael Petit, et al. (1999). Child Abuse and Neglect, A Look at the States: 1999 CWLA Stat Book, (Washington, DC: CWLA Press.

25. Anda RF, Felitti VJ, Bremner JD, Walker JD, Whitfield C, Perry BD, Dube SR, and Giles WH, (November 29, 2005). The enduring effects of abuse and related adverse experiences in childhood: a convergence of evidence from neurobiology and epidemiology. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci.

26. The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. .

27. Alaska Statute 47.24.010-900.

28. Hornby Zeller Associates, Inc. (December, 2007). A Study of Trust Beneficiaries in the Alaska Department of Corrections.

29. Scales, P. and Leffert, N. (1999). Developmental Assets: A Synthesis of the Scientific Research on Adolescent Development.Search Institute).

30. Resnick, Michael, et al. (1997). Protecting Adolescents from Harm: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health. JAMA.278:823-832.

31. Alaska Total Homeless Count  2009  - 2010 (emailed from K. Duncan, MSW,  Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, 12/16/10).

32. Alaska Psychiatric Institute (email from R. Adler, CEO, 5/10/11)

33. Center for Community Change: Home Sweet Home, 2001.

34.National Low Income Housing Coalition: Out of Reach Report -2009.

35. AK Housing Finance Corporation Public Housing Division report July 2, 2007 (email from K Duncan, 6/3/09).

36. Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (email from K. Duncan, MSW, 12/20/10)

37. DHSS Division of Public Health, Section of Certification and Licensing, (download 5/5/11)

38. Public Law 108-446, 108 Congress (2004).

39.  DHSS Division of Public Assistance (email from C. Kahklen, 6/22/09).

40. DHSS Division of Senior and Disabilities Services (December 2006). Developmental Disabilities Waiting List Report July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.

41. Alaska Injury Prevention Center, March 2007.

42. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (1999). The Surgeon General’s call to action to prevent suicide.


43.CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, WISQARS Nonfatal Injury Reports.


44.Alaska Brain Injury Network (emails from J. Hodges, Director, 5/12/08, 6/13/08).


45. Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (email from J. McIntosh, 4/20/09)


46. DHSS Senior and Disabilities Services


47. Alaska Dept of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section, Labor Force Statistics By Month; (; and U.S. Dept of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey (


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