Alaska’s SHARP Program
SHARP Council Member Statement
AK Department of Labor - AWIB
Alison Biastock
Voting Member
Healthcare Workforce Overall
Healthcare Workforce Overall
Healthcare Worforce Overall
All Healthcare Sites
All Regions of Alaska
Email Address
Occupation Categories
Practice Setting Types
Experience Thus Far
Occupations To-Date
Practitioner Contracts #:
Practice Sites: Examples
Regions Thus Far
SHARP’s Success To-Date
Need for SHARP-3
We know that the healthcare sector has been, even in an
economic downturn, growing in Alaska. The SHARP program has
been a successful tool in meeting Alaska's increasing healthcare
industry's workforce needs. I appreciate how SHARP works with
healthcare industry educators and employers to identify and help
meet and maintain occupational and regional staffing priorities.
In order to continue to build on SHARP's success, SHARP-3 must adopt new
funding mechanisms. Reduced state funding is a challenge that many
programs are currently facing, and SHARP 3 is a novel approach to attain the
funding necessary to continue its work in recruiting high demand healthcare
professionals to Alaska, and keeping them here.