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SPH gets Certificate of Need

...lasted through the winter. Meanwhile, the borough placed a moratorium on the bid process for the Phase III work. On March 28, HSS Commissioner Karleen Jackson released the review of the borough's request for a new CON, and announced that the CON would...
Have you got your health?

...A full schedule of childhood vaccines can be found at Information on STDs in Alaska is online at * The awareness week will...
'Obamacare' AK subsidy calculator fixed

...lowest priced category and one was bumped up into the second cheapest category incorrectly rather than the actual cheapest, HSS Region Ten Director Susan Johnson, said. Johnson estimated that a "couple of dozen" people were affected by the miscalculation...
Vaccinations encouraged as flu season arrives

...between 400 and 500 cases, according to the Alaska Division of Public Health Section of Epidemiology's website, The vaccines can be administered in two ways, a nasal spray which contains weakened live virus or a shot...
Around the Peninsula

...and Disabilities Services, AARP, and the Homer Community Action Planning Coalition. To view the full agenda, go to; or call 465-8920 more information. Disability Abuse Response Teams meet A community training on...
An Outdoor View: A little mercury with your fish?

...Washington. I think what's important is that people realize that all fish contain mercury, and that the larger, longer-lived ones contain more of it. For more information: Les Palmer lives in Sterling.
Local woman appointed to governor's council

...Updike said any concerns directly relating to the council should be addressed to them by visiting their Web site, She said she was also open to discussing issues with area families, and can be reached at 260-6933...
Awareness at heart of Senior Fall Prevention week

...Anytime you can raise awareness and help people become educated is always a good thing and worth doing," she said. For more information about fall prevention visit the Alaska Commission on Aging at
Local care provider ends assistance program

...assistance program. The program provides support for about 4,000 Alaska seniors and individuals with disabilities, according to HSS. The state reimburses agencies at a rate of $23.32 an hour. In July, it raised the reimbursement rates for many programs...
House committee unveils operating budget

...there's no money for the capital budget, "then there's no money for jobs. If we don't have money for jobs ... the HSS budget will continue to grow even faster because of the financial strains that are put on families when we don't have capital...


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