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 907-465-4765.

Virtual Advocacy Trainings

These free trainings conducted over Zoom 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 conducted in the fall, and the 2021 trainings are complete. Stay tuned for dates for 2022 trainings.

Download the 2021 Super Advocate advocacy training informational flyer.

2021/2022 Joint Advocacy Priorities