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Health Summit 2006: Index of Presentations

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Session 103 Health Insurance Coverage and Access in Alaska

Presenters:


Alice Rarig, Overview of State Planning Grant
Stephanie Walden, Available Data on Insurance Coverage
Neal Gilbertsen, Survey of Employers
Rebecca Wells, Household Survey
Rosyland Frazier & Virgene Hanna, Focus Groups

Background:


Nearly one in five Alaska residents (17%) reports a lack of health plan coverage. Costs of health care coverage are giving pause to both employers and employees, in Alaska as in the rest of the country. A major grant from USDHHS to Alaska's DHSS is supporting a household survey, an employer survey, focus groups with people at risk of being uninsured and with small businesses, and other studies.

Alaska State Planning Grant Overview.
Alice Rarig, MA, MPH, PhD. Planner, Health Planning & Systems Development Unit, Office of the Commissioner, Alaska Department of Health & Social Services. Alaska Health Summit, December 4, 2006.

Available Data on Alaska’s Uninsured.
Stephanie Walden and Alice Rarig. Health Planning & Systems Development Unit, Office of the Commissioner, Alaska Department of Health & Social Services.

Health Care Benefit Survey Sample of Employers .
Neal Gilbertsen, PhD, Economist, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section. Alaska Health Summit Session 103. December 4, 2006.

Alaska Household Health Insurance Coverage Survey.
Rebecca S. Wells, SM, Health Survey Lab Manager, Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. December 4, 2006.

  • Alaska Household Insurance Survey : a survey conducted by the Survey Lab of the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, Division of Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Health Insurance Coverage & Access in Alaska: Focus Group Study of the Uninsured.
Virgene Hanna and Rosyland Frazier, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage. December 4, 2006

Session 312 Achieving a High Performance Health System

Presenters:


Cathy Schoen
Alice Rarig

The Commonwealth Fund's Commission on a High Performance Health System has released a report called "Why Not the Best?" scoring the US health system performance on the basis of 37 indicators measuring outcomes, quality, access, efficiency and equity. Cathy Schoen, senior vice president of The Commonwealth Fund, who conceptualized and oversaw the development and production of the scorecard, presents the Scorecard approach. Alaska health economists, private sector and public health experts provided information and comments on Alaska's health system performance and challenges. (ISER Economist Scott Goldsmith, ANTHC CEO Paul Sherry, and Providence Health Systems Planner Joel Gilbertson commented.)

Why Not the Best? Towards a High Performance Health System.
Cathy Schoen, Senior Vice President, The Commonwealth Fund. Alaska Health Summit. December 6, 2006, Alice Rarig, Planner IV, Alaska Department of Health & Social Services.

Other Presentations

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