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2017 ANNUAL CHANGE AGENT CONFERENCE

NOVEMBER 28, 2017 - NOVEMBER 30, 2017
HILTON ANCHORAGE HOTEL

500 West 3rd Avenue | Anchorage, Alaska 99501

A Proud Green Star Event

The 2017 Change Agent conference is provided in cooperation with The Alaska Training Cooperative (AKTC).
The AKTC, administered under the University of Alaska, Anchorage, College of Health, Center for Human Development, is responsible for providing non-academic training, professional development and continuing education programs to Alaska's behavioral health workforce serving Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority beneficiaries.

The Division of Behavioral Health is pleased to announce the 2017 Annual Change Agent Conference.

This year the Change Agent conference has been extended to three full days.
Days 1 and 2 of the of the 2017 Change Agent conference will be dedicated to the continuation of our Readiness Training designed to assist both DBH Staff and Providers prepare to operate effectively within a redesigned system of care. Day 3 of the 2017 Change Agent conference will be dedicated to exchanging ideas and information about the various State reform initiatives and projects, including contracting with an ASO and implementing the 1115 Medicaid Services Waiver.

The 2017 Change Agent conference is provided in cooperation with The Alaska Training Cooperative (AKTC).
The AKTC, administered under the University of Alaska, Anchorage, College of Health, Center for Human Development, is responsible for providing non-academic training, professional development and continuing education programs to Alaska's behavioral health workforce serving Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority beneficiaries.

MOBILE CONFERENCE APP

For your convenience and as a cost-savings measure, the 2017 Change Agent Conference will be available on a mobile conference app platform. This mobile conference app will provide access to all conference materials, including agenda, trainer information and bios, and other important conference information. Additionally, all conference registrants will have the ability to network with each other during the conference. All registrants using a smartphone or tablet will be able to use the mobile conference app. Click HERE for instructions on accessing the Bizzabo mobile application. Please take advantage of the mobile conference app and help make this a GreenStar event!

Conference History

The Change Agent Train-the-Trainer Conference series began in April 2005. Funding for the conferences was initially provided through a SAMHSA CO-SIG (Co-Occurring State Incentive) grant awarded to assist the Dept. of Health and Social Services achieve system integration. Specifically, the Change Agent Conference offered a cumulative series of clinical and managerial training for representatives from DHSS mental health and substance abuse grantee treatment organizations. The change agent participants were tasked with leading their agencies toward developing co-occurring service capability. This was to be accomplished by implementing the administrative, structural, and therapeutic practices that would allow for integrated agency and community treatment services for consumers with co-occurring disorders. The initial training built upon the theoretical constructs of the Comprehensive, Continuous, Integrated System of Care Model – CCISC (Minkoff, 2002).

The focus of the Change Agent Conference has evolved to now include information and instruction on all DHSS/Behavioral Health initiatives related to the development and sustainability of a comprehensive integrated service delivery system. The annual conferences are currently funded through general DHSS funds.

The participants include the executive leadership of all grantee treatment organizations, representatives from State Boards (AMHB / ABADA), the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, as well as key personnel from DHSS/BH and other State agencies. A multi-stakeholder Planning Committee develops the conferences. Instruction is provided primarily by experts from within the Alaska behavioral health service delivery system, and by national industry leaders. These conferences are designed to be interactive and to promote the Division’s goal to develop and maintain an openly collaborative business relationship with grantee organizations and stakeholders.