Alaska Health Workforce Coalition


The Alaska Health Workforce Coalition was launched to develop a coordinated, cohesive and effective approach to addressing the critical needs for health workers in Alaska. The Coalition published a 2012-2015 Action Agenda, later updated to cover 2017-2021, outlining priority occupations and initiatives that require immediate attention to ensure Alaskans continue to have access to health care services. The Action Agenda is the implementation plan for the Alaska Health Workforce Plan 2010, endorsed by the Alaska Workforce Investment Board and many other groups representing state and industry health leaders. The Coalition is a public/private partnership comprised of leadership representatives from government, health industry and associated organizations. The Coalition's leadership includes both industry and government entities:

•         Alaska Area Health Education Centers (AHECs)
•         Alaska Behavioral Health Association (ABHA)
•         Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC)
•         Alaska Primary Care Association (APCA)
•         Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Homes Association (ASHNHA)
•         Alaska Workforce Investment Board (AWIB)
•         Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (AMHTA)
•         Department of Education and Early Development (DEED)
•         Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS)
•         Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD)
•         University of Alaska (UA)

For More Information, contact:

Kathy Craft, AHWC Director
Office: 907-786-6485

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