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Welcome to Behavioral Health

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Gennifer Moreau-Johnson
Acting Director

"Partners promoting
healthy communities."

Mission & Values

Serve clients with challenging
behaviors? Help is available. 

vulnerable adult? 

Alaska's Careline 1-877-266-4357 

Adverse Childhood Experiences in Alaska

Alaska's Forget-Me-Not Coalition
Helping our communities heal - Alaska Suicide Postvention

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Welcome​ to Behavioral Health

Administrative Relief to Medicaid Providers

In response to the earthquake on November 30, 2018, the Department of Health and Social Services is granting service delivery flexibility and administrative relief to providers in the earthquake affected areas in Southcentral Alaska

Health Alaska Medicaid Redesign  

The Department’s Medicaid redesign and reform efforts include applying 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. To learn more, please visit our Medicaid Reform in Alaska page.  

Behavioral Health Continuum of Care

The Division of Behavioral Health has a commitment to improving 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 the risk of behavioral health with prevention and early intervention, ensuring 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

2019 Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Institute and the Child, Adolescent, and Family Behavioral Health Conferences

Self Help Resources

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