2-1-1, dialing 211 will connect callers to free information about critical health and human services available in the community. alaska211.org
Alaska CACHE, akcache.org a clearinghouse for Alaska’s Continuing Health Education – Alaska CACHE is supported by Alaska’s AHEC program (see below). AHEC staff are available for any technical assistance or event management needs including posting trainings, CE/CME applications, webinar development or registration support. Contact the Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce, Alaska’s AHEC at: 907-786-6589 or email email@example.com.
Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce – Alaska’s AHEC, The mission of ACRHHW/AHEC is to strengthen Alaska’s primary care workforce. With six regional centers providing an industry-university partnership they improve the distribution, supply and quality of healthcare personnel in Alaska. Activities span the workforce spectrum and focus on engaging high school students into health career pathways, broadening the experience of existing health care students, and helping to retain a quality health care workforce with continuing education and professional development that addresses Alaska’s health needs. Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce Website
Alaska Commission on Behavioral Health Certification (ADBHC), an entity that certifies counselors within the state of Alaska in the fields of behavioral health and addiction. akcertification.org
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services dhss.alaska.gov
- Senior and Disabilities Services: Find information pertaining to home and community-based wavered services, regulation changes, and the latest information on the move to the new waivers – 1915(i) and 1915(c). dhss.alaska.gov/dsds/Pages/default.aspx
- Behavioral Health: Find information pertaining to medicaid redesign, inclusive community choices (1915(i) & 1915(k)) as well as behavioral health continuum of care. dhss.alaska.gov/dbh/Pages/default.aspx
- Training Schedules and Registration for service providers. http://dhss.alaska.gov/dsds/Pages/ops/senior-disabilities-servicetraining.aspx
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, a state corporation that administers the Alaska Mental Health Trust, a perpetual trust, to improve the lives of beneficiaries. The Trust operates much like a private foundation, using its resources to ensure that Alaska has a comprehensive integrated mental health program. mhtrust.org
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), a non-profit Tribal health organization designed to meet the unique health needs of Alaska Native and American Indian people living in Alaska. anthc.org
- ANTHC’s Behavioral Health department works with tribal health organizations throughout the state to help build stronger Alaskans and healthier communities. anthc.org/what-we-do/behavioral-health/
Careline Alaska, a statewide 24/7 crisis line. Now available on iPhone and Android devices. carelinealaska.com
Mental Health First Aid, a training course that gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experience a crisis. For more information: mentalhealthfirstaid.org
- Adult MHFA The adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone 16 years and older who wants to learn how to help an adult person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include first aid around anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.
- MHFA for Older Adults Often a spouse, partner or family member does the majority of caregiving of older adults. As a direct service provider or caregiver, the training can help in the recognition of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts or gestures, as well as the role that substance abuse plays in the mental health of a loved one.
- MHFA for Public Safety Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety is a course specially designed for police officers, first responders, corrections officers and other public safety professionals, helping them better understand mental illnesses and providing them with effective response options to deescalate incidents without compromising safety.
- Youth MHFA Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. nami.org
Suicide Prevention Resources in Alaska, information and links to help you be part of the solution. sprc.org/states/alaska
YOU ARE NOT ALONE, a youth led suicide prevention training and outreach program whose goal is to empower youth to appropriately care for and educate each other about suicide prevention with a focus on early intervention and creating hope through positive action. youarenotaloneak.org
PublicHealth.org is dedicated to connecting patients, students and professionals to the latest and most useful healthcare information and resources available. Information specific to Alaska is available covering topics including Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships and Alaska Public Health Organizations.
Alaska Core Competencies for Direct Care Workers in Health and Human Services