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Philip Hofstetter announced as Alaska’s 2023 “Community Star”PDF

11/13 Philip “Phil” Hofstetter, CEO of Petersburg Medical Center (PMC), has been named Alaska’s 2023 “Community Star” by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH).

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Governor's Annual Emergency Medical Service Awards Ceremony AnnouncedPDF

11/8 The Alaska Council on Emergency Medical Services (ACEMS) will be presenting the Governor’s Annual Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Awards on Friday, November 17.

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SNAP application processing times steadily improving

9/15 The Division of Public Assistance (DPA) cleared the backlog of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) applications and recertifications submitted prior to June 2023.

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$1.7 million aid distribution benefited food banks, communities statewide

9/6 The Department of Health has announced the successful completion of a measure aimed at alleviating the strain on Alaska's food banks.

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Behavioral Health Division and Statewide Suicide Prevention Council bring 'Messages of Hope' Suicide Prevention Conference to Anchorage PDF

5/15 Alaska’s Division of Behavioral Health Suicide Prevention Team and the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council co-host the 2023 Suicide Prevention Conference “Messages of Hope”.

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Alaska restarts requirement for annual renewal process to receive Medicaid benefits

3/31 The Division of Public Assistance has an important message for households that receive health coverage through Medicaid (including DenaliCare or Denali KidCare): Make sure your contact information is up to date.

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