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Keeping it fresh: Farmers markets boost farms, economies

...Building Food Security in Alaska, a document co-commissioned by the Alaska Food Policy Council and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, the number of farmers participating in direct sales rose by 62 percent from 2007 to 2012...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-23/small-event-big-impact-farmers-marke
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School district report tracks student obesity

...Department coordinates annually with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to determine the risk of obesity...of the 54 in Alaska, that coordinate with the Department of Health and Social Services to keep tract of the prevalence...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-19/school-district-report-highlights-st
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...304-site campground so the insecticide can be sprayed into rodent "burrow holes," according to the California Department of Health.Plague is carried by squirrels, chipmunks and other small rodents and is spread by their fleas. But transmission...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2015-08-19
Voices of Alaska: Taking a stand

...apparent that the administration's witnesses weren't fully prepared.In response to legislative scrutiny, the Department of Health recently hired a team of outside experts to assist them in auditing our existing Medicaid system and recommending...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-19/voices-of-alaska-taking-a-stand
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Service providers struggle amid state grant delay

...the state to send its grant award notice for the coming fiscal year. Some service providers are waiting for the Department of Health and Social Services to distribute more than half of its grants, a process delayed by the state's late budget...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-01
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Op-ed: 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid

...1965 has given us the foundation for a healthy future for all Americans.Susan Johnson is Regional Director, US Department of Health and Human Services, Region 10. John T. Hammarlund, is Regional Administrator, CMS Region 10.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-29/op-ed-50-years-of-medicare-and-me
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What others say: Despite likely political backlash, securing care and funding overdue

...suit against them in 2014 over delays and poor implementation. Over the intervening year, however, the state Department of Health and Social Services says Xerox's system has improved significantly, with new claims being serviced in fewer...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-20/what-others-say-despite-likely-po
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Heroin use on the rise; impacts felt on Kenai Peninsula

...it will not be immediate or simple. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services released a report on July 14...their way to receive treatment, Bookey said. The Department of Health and Social Services' study recommends making Narcan...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-18-0
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Peninsula hospitals measure impact of state reimbursement rate freeze

...cost of Medicaid, as opposed to somebody just turning the dial." Although Medicaid administrators in the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services are planning such reforms, further cuts are likely to happen before they take place. "While...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-15/peninsula-hospitals-measure-impact-o
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Medicaid enrollment surges, stirs worry about state budgets

...law's implementation, according to the federal government. In a recent report, economic experts at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said they expect estimated enrollment and per-person cost increases to level off and even...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-19/medicaid-enrollment-surges-stirs-wor
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