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Stephanie Hopkins
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AMHB/ABADA Board Meeting


July 17, 2024


Meeting Agenda

AMHB/ABADA gathers public comment on Alaska’s state funded behavioral health services. If you would like to submit public comment, please click on the link below and submit an email with your comments to the AMHB/ABADA email.

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Alaskans' Stories About Mental Health Stigma from the Alaska Mental Health Trust

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Welcome to the Alaska Mental Health Board

The Alaska Mental Health Board (AMHB) and Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ABADA) are the state agencies charged with planning and coordinating behavioral health services funded by the State of Alaska. The joint mission of AMHB and ABADA is to advocate for programs and services that promote healthy, independent, productive Alaskans.

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Public Meeting on Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Virtual Meeting - July 17, 2024 9:00am-3:00pm

The Alaska Mental Health Board (AMHB) and Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ABADA) invites all members of the public and those with lived experience to attend their board meeting online or by phone. AMHB and ABADA are seeking input from the community to help shape the future of behavioral health services in Alaska. We believe that the voices of our community members are essential in creating effective, responsive, and comprehensive behavioral health services.

This meeting will be an opportunity to hear about the Combined Community Mental Health Services Block Grant and the Substance Use, Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services Block Grant. These funds are awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to the Alaska Department of Health. AMHB and ABADA are the designated behavioral health planning council responsible for reviewing the Department of Health Combined Block Grant application and evaluating behavioral health services within Alaska.

This meeting will have a public comment period at 2:00pm-2:30pm. Public comment is an opportunity to share your story related to issues in your community such as children’s and adult mental health, crisis services, alcohol, opioids, and other drugs. Please join us online or by phone. AMHB and ABADA believe that public comment is a crucial component in shaping policies, programs, and services that are effective and inclusive. Our board members are providers, attorneys, and individuals and family members of individuals with lived experience.

Phone: 1-669-444-9171
Meeting ID: 939 969 0927
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