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Alaska ‘Pregnant Women Medicaid’ Changes Take Effect February 1

January 31, 2024, ANCHORAGE — In a significant step toward enhancing maternal healthcare access, the Alaska Department of Health (DOH) is implementing changes to coverage for “Pregnant Women Medicaid.”

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Health Officials Recommend Alaskan Adults be Tested for Syphilis

January 16, 2024, ANCHORAGE — Data reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show a continued surge in the number of syphilis cases in the United States over the last 10 years. 

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Online SNAP Application Now Live

January 5, 2024, ANCHORAGE — The Division of Public Assistance (DPA) has launched the online application for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The mobile-friendly application is now available on the DPA website.

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

November 13, 2023, ANCHORAGE — 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

November 8, 2023, ANCHORAGE — 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 improvingPDF

September 15, 2023, ANCHORAGE — 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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