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About ACEMS

ACEMS was established in the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) by Alaska Statute (AS) 18.08.020. The purpose of the council is to advise the Commissioner and Governor with regard to the planning and implementation of a statewide EMS system. ACEMS provides recommendations related to all aspects of EMS, including distribution of funding, and policy development to the DHSS Commissioner and expert input on EMS systems to DHSS staff.

2016 ACEMS Meetings

The Alaska Council of EMS (ACEMS) will be meeting to discuss improvements and changes to the system in regards to training, certification and testing in Alaska. There will be workgroup meeting on April 8, 22, and May 6. The full meeting with voting will be held on May 12.

  • ACEMS Workgroup Meeting
    Apr 8, 2016 at 9:00 AM AKDT
  • ACEMS Workgroup Meeting
    April 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM AKDT
  • ACEMS Workgroup Meeting
    May 6, 2016 at 9:00 AM AKDT
  • ACEMS Meeting & Vote (Open to Public)
    May 12, 2016 at 9:00 AM AKDT

Register for 2016 ACEMS Meetings

Please click on the following link to register for these webinars:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Contact mark.miller@alaska.gov with questions. Your participation is encouraged.


Mission

ACEMS shall support and strengthen the existing system of emergency medical services and promote the full integration of EMS into the larger system of healthcare delivery.

Vision

EMS shall be recognized as an essential public function intersecting public health, public safety and healthcare.  The work of the Council shall ensure access to timely, affordable and high quality pre-hospital emergency care services.

Motto

Working together to improve Emergency Medical Services throughout Alaska. 

Pillars for Sustainability

  • Communication: within and across stakeholders 
  • Standards and Guidelines: for patient care and responder safety 
  • Equipment and Resources: to optimize patient outcomes
  • Workforce Development: to ensure availability of quality patient care
  • Financial and Systems Viability: of the EMS system
  • Evaluation: to ensure continual systems improvement
 

Priorities

  • Reimbursement and Financing
  • Restoration, Restructuring and Coordination of Services
  • Recruitment and Retention