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 …

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 …

Free Webinar: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities & Dementia, July 30

Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities & Dementia Connect Via Zoom; please register Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Time: Noon – 1:00 PM Supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who also develop dementia requires a care team with specialized knowledge and skill. This webinar will explore the intersection between these two neurological conditions and how we …

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 …