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 …

Trust Letter to Alaska Lawmakers Regarding the Enacted FY20 Budget

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has a duty to educate the public and policy makers on beneficiary needs, and coordinate with state agencies on programs and services that affect beneficiaries. On July 8, 2019 the Trust shared this letter related to the Enacted FY20 operating and mental health budget bills with members of Legislature. Trust Letter to Legislature Re: …

MORE THAN $1.2M GRANTED TO TRUST PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

Anchorage, Alaska (July 2, 2019) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority awarded more than $1,287,000 in grants to organizations across the state in the fourth quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2019. The Trust grants, on average, $20 million a year to Alaskan organizations that serve Trust beneficiaries, including various nonprofits, state agencies and projects that promote long-term systems change …

TRUST OFFERS UNIQUE JUNEAU WATERFRONT PROPERTY FOR SALE

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (May 6, 2019) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) has listed for sale a 2.9-acre parcel of waterfront property in Juneau’s visitor industry corridor. The land for sale is located at Egan Drive and Whittier Street, a prime location for a tourism-related business. The parcel has a minimum bid of $3,634,000, which is the recently appraised …

ALASKA MENTAL HEALTH TRUST AUTHORITY WELCOMES NEW TRUSTEES

(April 22, 2019) The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) welcomes new trustees Ken McCarty and John Sturgeon, who were confirmed by the legislature on April 17, 2019. Both new trustees began service immediately. Trustee Ken McCarty of Anchorage, currently in private practice as a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, brings over 35 years of professional experience as a psychotherapist, …

TRUST GRANTS MORE THAN $1.1M TO ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS ALASKA

Anchorage, Alaska (April 11, 2019) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (The Trust) has awarded over $1,145,000 in grants to organizations across the state in the third quarter of fiscal year 2019. The Trust grants, on average, $20 million a year to Alaska organizations that serve Trust beneficiaries, including various nonprofits, state agencies and projects that promote long-term system …

Trust Letter to DHSS Regarding Proposed Changes to the Medicaid Program

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has a duty to educate the public and policy makers on beneficiary needs, and coordinate with state agencies on programs and services that affect beneficiaries. On April 10, 2019 the Trust sent this letter related to proposed changes to the state’s Medicaid program to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Trust Letter …

Trust Letter to the House Finance Committee Regarding the State Budget

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has a duty to educate the public and policy makers on beneficiary needs, and coordinate with state agencies on programs and services that affect beneficiaries. On April 3, 2019 the Trust shared this letter related to the proposed operating and mental health budget bills with members of the House Finance Committee. Trust Letter to …