24 min

The FirstHand Podcast: Episode 5 with DHSS Commissioner Crum FirstHand

    • Government

With the budget the size of 12 other departments, and the staff the size of six, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is described as a “beast” by Adam Crum, its Commissioner. On FirstHand, the podcast, Commissioner Crum tells Host Patty Sullivan how splitting the department into two will provide a better level of service, gain efficiencies, and provide room for innovation. Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy will introduce an executive order in the upcoming legislative session to reorganize the hefty department.

With the budget the size of 12 other departments, and the staff the size of six, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is described as a “beast” by Adam Crum, its Commissioner. On FirstHand, the podcast, Commissioner Crum tells Host Patty Sullivan how splitting the department into two will provide a better level of service, gain efficiencies, and provide room for innovation. Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy will introduce an executive order in the upcoming legislative session to reorganize the hefty department.

24 min

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