SHARP Advisory Council Quarterly Business Meeting - 09/13/18

Public Notice


Topic:                         Alaska’s SHARP Program – Council Meeting:  09/13/18
Submitted by:             Robert Sewell
Submitted date:          07/11/18


Re:      SHARP Advisory Council:  Announcement of Quarterly Business Meeting – 09/13/18


The public is notified that SHARP Advisory Council will meet in regularly scheduled Quarterly Business Meeting on Thursday, September 13th, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.   


Purpose:  To deliberate on overarching program concepts, to articulate system values & program priorities, to potentially issue formal recommendations, and to conduct business of the Council and of program overall.  These issues may include, but are not limited to, program policies, resources, budgets, timelines and other factors that impact the program. 


Date / Time:   Thursday, September 13th, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm (up to 3.0 hours, & no more)





1:00 – Call to Order

    • Introductions and roll-call

    • Welcome Bryan Farthing (AAPA), Jerry Jenkins (ABHA), James Welch (Prov), and Eric Boyer (AMHTA)

    • Adopt agenda 

    • Public comment

1:20 – New Business

  • Council Chair:  Vote on incoming chair

  • Discuss main program concepts for Council to use in selecting new cohort

  • SHARP-1:  Review solicitation results and issue resolution(s)

  • Administration fee:  Review and issue resolution(s)


3:30 – Other Business, and Announcements

  • Annual Retreat:  Set meeting-date and SHARP-3 agenda

  • Other Council business

  • Concluding remarks


4:00 – Adjourn

LocationVideoconference – There will be two videoconference sites (Anchorage & Juneau).


Anchorage meeting location:

AMHTA Trust Building – 3745 Community Park Loop, Anchorage, 2nd Floor Conf. Rm.
On-site contact:  Miri K. Smith-Coolidge, ph: (907)334-2533, cell: (907)632-1836
(A map for help in finding the Trust Building is provided at the bottom of this Notice)


Juneau meeting location:

Alaska Office Building – Conference Rm 404
DHSS, 350 Main Street, Juneau
On-site contact:  Robert Sewell, ph: (907) 465-4065, cell: (907) 723-0147


Optional teleconference line:  If you are unable to be at either location, you may also participate via Teleconference by dialing 1-888-392-4560 using passcode: 5818485.


Attendance:  All Council Members are asked to attend in-person.  If a Member cannot attend, then he/she is asked to arrange that their agency’s Alternate do so instead.


Public Testimony:  The public is welcome to attend, however public testimony and/or other comments will be taken only during the agenda-identified time-slot(s).


Program DescriptionAlaska’s SHARP Program provides recruitment and retention services for Alaska’s healthcare workforce.  The purpose of SHARP is to recruit and retain healthcare professionals to serve in DHSS-designated healthcare service locations in exchange for the repayment of qualifying education loans &/or payment of direct incentive, pursuant to a signed SHARP memorandum of agreement with the State of Alaska. 


SHARP Council Members:  The SHARP Advisory Council is a deliberative body composed of up to 15 voting agencies, with at least four (4) more as ex-officio. Alaska Statute 18.29 requires that a permanent interagency advisory body be convened, and meet at least quarterly.  Council’s voting membership is outlined in regulation, with specific members currently including:  AK Academy of Physician Assistants, AK Behavioral Health Association, AK Commission on Post-Secondary Education, AK Dental Society, AK Department of Labor, AK Mental Health Trust Authority, AK Native Health Board, AK Native Tribal Health Consortium, AK Nurses Association, AK Pharmacists Association, AK Primary Care Association, AK State Hospital & Nursing Hm Association, AK Family Medicine Residency Program and Providence, National Association of Social Workers - Alaska, and the University of Alaska, College of Health.  Current ex-officio members include: the AK Department of Corrections, AK Division of Behavioral Health, AK Division of Public Health, and the Mat-Su Health Foundation.


Robert Sewell, Ph.D., SHARP Program Director is available for questions via e-mail at or by phone 907-465-4065.  For more information, as well as an example of our service contract, see:




Map for the Anchorage meeting location:



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Revision History

Created 7/11/2018 3:27:45 PM by krserezhenkov


Department: Health and Social Services
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
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Publish Date: 7/11/2018
Archive Date: 9/14/2018