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Beverly Schoonover
Executive Director


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AMHB/ABADA
Board Meeting

Date TBD
Anchorage, AK

Welcome to the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

The Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ABADA) and the Alaska Mental Health Board (AMHB) are the state agencies charged with planning and coordinating behavioral health services funded by the State of Alaska. The joint mission of AMHB and ABADA is to advocate for programs and services that promote healthy, independent, productive Alaskans.

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News and Headlines


November 2019


This report contains bills and budget items that passed during the 2019 legislative session and affect Mental Health Trust beneficiaries. To read more about these bills, go to www.akleg.gov and type in the bill number in the Search box. To read more about budget items, visit the Division of Legislative Finance.


September 2019

 

Fall Board of Directors Meeting
The ABADA/AMHB Board of Directors meeting was held September 24th-26th in Kenai, AK along with a public comment meeting held September 25th. The agenda ishere. A report summarizing the meeting will be posted soon.

1115 Medicaid Waiver Demonstration Project
The 1115 Waiver is fully approved, offering a broader range of services to fill existing service gaps and reduce Alaska's reliance on crisis services. The substance use disorder component was approved in November 2018 with implementation beginning in July 2019.
Read more in the Sept. 5, 2019 news release. Visit the 1115 Behavioral Medicaid Waiver page for more information.


July 2019


Alaska Epidemiologic Profile on Substance Use, Abuse and Dependency

The State Epidemiology Workgroup (SEW) released this summary to provide insight into prevalence, morbidity, mortality and societal consequences associated with substance use in Alaska.


Strengthening the System: Alaska’s Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Program Plan (2020-2024)
Strenghtening the System: Alaska's Comprehensive integrated Mental Health Program Plan
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), in partnership with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust), released this plan which assists with guiding resources to the services, workforce and facilities necessary to meet the needs of Trust beneficiaries. Trust beneficiaries include Alaskans who experience mental illness, developmental and intellectual disabilities, chronic alcoholism and drug dependence, traumatic brain injuries, or Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.

January 2019


Recasting the Net: Promoting Wellness to Prevent Suicide in Alaska, 2018-2022 Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan

The Statewide Suicide Prevention Council calls on all Alaskans to recognize our roles in building resilient individuals and resilient communities so we can act together to prevent suicide.




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