Health Care Action Coalition

Commonwealth North has created an Health Care Action Coalition to address Alaska’s critical health needs. This group is chaired by Duane Heyman and Tom Nighswander.

Advocacy Coalitions provide continuity in support of recommendations from CWN studies. This program reaches the longer term goal of influencing public policy, in addition educating our members and the public.

This group meets periodically to track the activities and issues affecting major Health Care policy in Alaska. They keep the CWN Board apprised of new developments and the need for additional studies, recommendations, or other involvement by CWN to support the implementation of good public policy.

2017 (1 file)
Icon of DOA HC Feasability Study DOA HC Feasability Study (543.6 KB)
On November 17, 2017, Emily Ricci, Health Care Policy Administrator, and Mark Foster, Principal, Mark A. Foster and Associates, gave a presentation on the State's recent Health Care Authority Feasibility Study to reduce state health care costs by coordinating plans and consolidating purchasing effectiveness for state employees and others.

2015 (3 files)
Icon of 09/24/15 HCAC Kathe Boucha 09/24/15 HCAC Kathe Boucha (1.2 MB)
On September 24th, 2015, Kathe Boucha gave a presentation to the Health Care Action Coalition about her global work developing nation-wide telemedicine projects in cooperation with USAID, the State Department, and Ministries of Health in foreign countries. Kathe is a board member of International Virtual e-Hospital.

Icon of 04/23/15 HCAC Jay Butler Final 04/23/15 HCAC Jay Butler Final (2.7 MB)
On April 23rd, 2015, Dr. Jay Butler gave a presentation to the Health Care Action Coalition about his priorities as Chief Medical Officer, and Director of the Division of Public Health at Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Icon of 01/15/15 Medicaid Expansion Ashenbrenner Martin 01/15/15 Medicaid Expansion Ashenbrenner Martin (95.5 KB)
On Thursday, January 15th, 2015, Chris Ashenbrenner, Medicaid Expansion Project Director and Monique Martin, Health Care Policy Advisor for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services gave a presentation to the Health Care Action Coalition about the State of Alaskas plan for Medicaid expansion.

2014 (1 file)
Icon of 12/31/14 Alaska Health Care Commission 2014 Annual Report 12/31/14 Alaska Health Care Commission 2014 Annual Report (2.3 MB)
Alaska Health Care Commission 2014 Annual Report. In this report the Commission presents a new set of recommendations for strengthening fraud and abuse prevention and detection in the States Medicaid program.

2013 (5 files)





2012 (8 files)








2011 (8 files)








2010 (12 files)












2009 (14 files)

















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