Alaska’s ‘Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Program Plan’ draft released [State of Reform]

The Department of Health & Social Services, in collaboration with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, recently released a draft of their 2020-2024 Strengthening the System: Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Program Plan.

The purpose of the program plan is to provide a blueprint for the creation of a comprehensive integrated mental health program for the state. Specifically, the program plan outlines the objectives and strategies to integrated services for beneficiaries of the Trust, which include Alaskans who experience mental illness, substance abuse, a developmental disability, Alzheimer’s or a traumatic brain injury.

According to the draft, the most significant gaps in the comprehensive behavioral health service system in the state include:

To read the full article, written by Emily Boerger, click HERE

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