Alaska Employment First Initiative [Quarterly Bulletin]


On December 2, 2014, ODEP launched Round 4 activities of the Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program (EFSLMP). This… event was attended by state government officials across various

systems from both EFSLMP Core States and other states participating in ODEP’s EFSLMP Community of Practice (EFSLMP-CoP). A panel of senior officials from DOL, DOE, HHS, and SSA gave updates on relevant Federal initiatives. SMEs worked side-by-side with EFSLMP Core State teams to flesh out their goals for participation in the EFSLMP…

This activity culminated in the development of detailed training and technical assistance plans. Simultaneous to the strategic planning activities for the core states, an Employment First technical assistance “Boot Camp” was offered to state government representatives from non-core states that participate in ODEP’s E1st-CoP. The E1st Boot Camp focused on the deployment of innovative strategies to build the capacity of front-line direct support professionals, systems, and providers through the development of high-impact policies and effective practices. 

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation