TRUST RELEASES UPDATED REPORTS ON THE COSTS OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL MISUSE IN ALASKA

Anchorage, Alaska, (January 24, 2020) The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) has released updated studies that examine the cost of substance misuse in Alaska. The Trust contracted with McDowell Group to prepare the two studies: The Economic Costs of Alcohol Misuse in Alaska, and The Economic Costs of Substance Misuse in Alaska. Both reports are now available on the …

TRUST, WORKS WITH DHSS, COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO IMPROVE ALASKA’S PSYCHIATRIC CRISIS CONTINUUM OF CARE

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and other partners have been evaluating the existing crisis system of care, and working to identify models which can demonstrate improved outcomes for those in mental health crisis. Not unique to Alaska, we rely heavily upon public safety officials/first responders and hospital emergency rooms as a primary …

TRUST GRANTS NEARLY $1M TO PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS ALASKA

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (December 19, 2019) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) awarded more than $969,000 in grants to organizations across the state in the second quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2020. These grants to community partners fund beneficiary supporting programs and initiatives that align with the Trust’s mission and values. These grants are a part of the trustee …

Trust Grants More Than $315,000 to Partners across the State

In the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has awarded over $315,000 in grants to various organizations in communities across the state. On average, the Trust grants approximately $20 million annually to nonprofits, state and local agencies, and Tribal partners for programs and initiatives that promote long-term system change and/or innovative projects that improve …

The Trust is looking for qualified applicants to join its board of trustees

The Alaska Mental Health Trust provides leadership in the advocacy, planning, implementing and catalytic funding of services to improve Alaska’s mental health system, and seeks to improve the lives of its beneficiaries. Beneficiaries include Alaskans who experience: mental illness, intellectual/developmental disabilities, substance use disorders, Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, or traumatic brain injury. Duties of the board of trustees include: Enhance …

TRUST ANNUAL LAND SALE UNDERWAY

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (September 19, 2019) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office’s 2019 Fall Land Sale Auction is underway, with final bids due November 12, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. This year’s land sale auction includes 63 parcels in locations across Southcentral, Southeast, and Interior Alaska that will be sold to the highest bidder. Revenue generated from land sales will …

JUNEAU SUBPORT PARCEL RECEIVES APPARENT HIGH BID OF $20MILLION

Anchorage, Alaska (September 9, 2019) –  Following the results of The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority’s sealed bid auction, there is an apparent high bidder for the 2.9 acre waterfront Subport parcel located on Egan Drive in Juneau’s visitor industry corridor. The parcel had a minimum bid of $3,634,000, which is the recently appraised value.  The apparent high bid, from …

THE ALASKA MENTAL HEALTH TRUST AUTHORITY WELCOMES NEW TRUSTEE

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (August 30, 2019) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) welcomes new trustee Anita Halterman, who was appointed by Governor Dunleavy earlier this month. Trustee Halterman, currently working as an account executive for a risk management firm, is an Eagle River resident who brings more than thirty years of experience working in federal, state and local government …

Alaska’s Behavioral Health Crisis Continuum: Key Findings and Next Steps

The Trust convened a stakeholder meeting on August 6th in partnership with Southcentral Foundation, Providence, Department of Health and Social Services and the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Association (ASHNA) to review key findings and recommendations from two recent studies of Alaska’s acute behavioral health system: one that addressed the civil side focused on hospital emergency departments, and the other …