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Keeping it fresh: Farmers markets boost farms, economies

...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. Direct sales totaled...

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

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

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-19/school-district-report-highlights-st
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Lawmakers cite constitutional question in Medicare expansion suit

...handle during the special session on top of trying to close budget negotiations "in a very austere year." Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson has said more Medicaid money would also save the state $6.6 million this year and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-18/gop-cites-constitutional-question-in
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Service providers struggle amid state grant delay

...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 and new accounting program...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-01
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What others say: Despite likely political backlash, securing care and funding overdue

...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 than 10 days on average...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-20/what-others-say-despite-likely-po
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What others say: Expanding a broken system

...Well aware of the existing criticism about adding people to a broken payment system, Walker and his Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson said Xerox is making improvements and now paying about 90 percent of claims correctly...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-27/what-others-say-expanding-a-broke
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Heroin use on the rise; impacts felt on Kenai Peninsula

...Alaska Department of Health and Social Services released a report on July 14...The Department of Health and Social Services' study recommends making Narcan...The Department of Health and Social Services study was limited in the fact...

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

...of emergency regulations signed by state Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson, this year's reimbursements...administrators in the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services are planning such reforms, further cuts are likely...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-15/peninsula-hospitals-measure-impact-o
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Alaska stops Medicaid providers inflation-linked increases

...as a result.The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is freezing rates that usually increase to account...where we thought we would be as a state," Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson said of Alaska's gaping...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-30/alaska-stops-medicaid-providers-infl
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Public Health Center to launch community vaccine clinics

...not come at a better time for the residents and children of Kenai. On June 9, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced that Alaska's first case of measles in over a decade was confirmed in Fairbanks. According to Public...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-11/public-health-center-to-launch-commu
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