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POLICY
& ADVOCACY

ASHNHA’s policy and advocacy priorities are driven by a vision that every Alaskan has access to affordable, safe, high-quality health care.

ASHNHA is committed to creating and maintaining a financial and regulatory environment in which hospitals and health care systems can provide the right care at the right time. This involves collaborating with members, policymakers, and other health care partners. 

ASHNHA supports federal and state lawmakers with the information and tools they need to make informed decisions on issues that affect the health of Alaskans, and educates legislators on the important role that Alaska’s hospitals, nursing homes, and health care partners play in their communities.

ASHNHA supports its members by monitoring policy issues at the federal and state levels that affect hospitals and nursing homes. The association takes action by providing comments and testimony to governing bodies, writing letters, participating in agency meetings, and developing collaborative relationships with organizations interested in Alaska’s health care industry.

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The health care industry touches many aspects of public policy. ASHNHA monitors a broad spectrum of issues that affect the health of Alaskans and the important role that Alaska’s hospitals, nursing homes, and health care partners play in their communities.

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Have your voice heard on important healthcare issues - using votervoice, ASHNHA makes it easy for community members to connect and share messages and opinions with policy makers.

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ASHNHA provides member with the latest federal updates through relationships with the American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Health Care Association (AHCA), and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC).  

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ASHNHA has developed a toolkit to provide hospitals and their physician practices with information on the new requirements, recommendations for compliance, and resources to support price transparency.