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Adverse Childhood Experiences in Alaska

Alaska's Forget-Me-Not Coalition
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Welcome to Behavioral Health


By federal requirement, an advisory group providing input and guidance to the state and public regarding Medicaid 1915(i) option and 1915(k) Community First Choice option for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) benefits has been established. Find out more:

Medicaid Expansion and Reform


Agnew::Beck report on Medicaid Redesign and Expansion Strategies for Alaska



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

    2016 Change Agent Conference banner image

    November 16th and 17th – Sheraton Hotel
    “Transforming Behavioral Health in Alaska”

    This year’s Change Agent Conference is devoted to building upon the major components of behavioral health system redesign, and Medicaid reform and expansion.  The scope of these initiatives is broader than any previously attempted by the Department.  The work requires significant intra-Departmental coordination and provider collaboration.

    The conference will feature two keynotes!

    Stephanie Colston - "Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver Project and Readiness Assessments"
    Charles Curie - "The Administrative Services"

     Organization Reserve your Sheraton hotel room as soon as possible – November 11th is the cut off!

    Please reference the conference and ask for the conference special rate.

    If you have any registration questions, please email:

  • Regulations Adopting DSM-5, ICD-10-CM, DC-03R, and the ASAM, Criteria (3rd Ed.)
  • Community Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery Grants will be continued in SFY2017 
  • 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


Self Help Resources

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