How Alaska Supports Rural and Frontier Behavioral Health Services
Describes Alaska's Behavioral Health Aide (BHA) program, a non-licensed provider type designed to promote behavioral health and wellness in Alaska Native individuals, families, and communities through culturally relevant training and education. Discusses qualifications for the BHA certification, payment, and next steps for other states seeking to develop similar programs.
National Academy for State Health Policy
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Reimbursement and payment models · Service delivery models · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Alaska