Alaska’s farmers grow some of the best produce in the country. Fresh fruits and vegetables are an essential part of good nutrition. The Alaska Farmers' Market program introduces WIC participants and eligible seniors to produce grown in Alaska. Through this program, participants are issued coupons that they can exchange for Alaska-grown fruits, vegetables and herbs at local Farmers' Markets and farm stands.
The Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Assistance Fraud Control Unit leads the welfare fraud control effort. They investigate fraud by individuals applying for or receiving the Alaska Temporary Assistance, Food Stamps, Medicaid and Adult Public Assistance when complaints are received.
The Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP) provides cash assistance and work services to low-income families with children to help them with basic needs while they work toward becoming self-sufficient.
Medicaid is the primary public program for financing basic health and long-term care services for low-income Alaskans.