Joint Advocacy


The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) and statutory advisory boards maintain an advocacy network that communicates with grassroots advocates on issues related to legislation and policy affecting Trust beneficiaries, their families, providers, and administrators who serve Trust beneficiaries.

For more information, contact the Advocacy Coordinator at: or 907-465-4667.

Advocacy Trainings

These free trainings offer tools and hands-on practice for advocating on issues you care about. Participants learn how to talk to policymakers and speak at public meetings on decisions that impact people with mental illness, substance use disorders, intellectual/developmental disabilities, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, and traumatic brain injuries. The training is for people with lived experience of a disability, family members, service providers, administrators, peers, and others.

Trainings are typically held in the fall. Dates and locations for the fall 2023 trainings will be posted to this page later this year.  If your organization is interested in an advocacy training, there is a limited capacity to organize them outside the scheduled fall dates. Please contact the Advocacy Coordinator for more information.

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