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5 Things We’re Watching is our regularly distributed market and policy intelligence newsletter. Each newsletter includes five items of relevance specific to your market. Enjoy links to original source documentation, thoughtful coverage from other outlets, and independent reporting from State of Reform.

5 Things Alaska: Conference keynotes, panel coverage

| Oct 20, 2022 | Alaska

Thank you to everyone who came to last week's 2022 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference! It was an honor for our team to be back in Anchorage in-person and we are thrilled to have had such a dynamic, well-attended event. Our Digital Media Specialist, Alex Nelson, made a...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Legislators shaping health policy, Keynote w/ Ella Goss, Workforce crisis

| Sep 22, 2022 | Alaska

We are now just two weeks out from the 2022 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference! We're thrilled to be able to bring you 3 keynotes, 16 breakout sessions, and close to 60 curated speakers who will talk through some of the most pressing issues facing Alaska's health care system. In this...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Workforce grants, Health care spending, Overdose death increase

| Aug 17, 2022 | Alaska

My name is Eli Kirshbaum and I’m a Senior Reporter/Editor here at State of Reform. Emily is out on vacation this week, so I’m stepping in to write her newsletters while she’s gone. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or comments during her...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: HIE RFP, Q&A w/ John Weaver, Health disparities

| Jul 20, 2022 | Alaska

A big thank you to our Convening Panel members who recently came together to discuss the issues, speakers, and topics that will form the agenda for the 2022 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference. We're getting close to finalizing our Topical Agenda, which we will release in just a few weeks! In this...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Pharmacy workforce, Care collaboration, Early Bird registration

| Jun 29, 2022 | Alaska

Though our conference is still three months away, we're excited to announce that we've already begun planning for the 2022 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference! After going virtual for the last two years, we're looking forward to hosting this event in person on October 6th at the Dena'ina Civic and...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: End of session, Q&A w/ Lindsey Kato, Rural hospitals

| May 19, 2022 | Alaska

Yesterday marked the final day of the 2022 legislative session following days of budget negotiations and policy conversations. With that in mind, this edition of "5 Things We're Watching" includes a look at some of the last minute bill movement that took place at the capitol in the final days. We...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Workforce shortage, Overdose deaths, Inflation & Medicare

| Apr 21, 2022 | Alaska

As State of Reform continues to expand and grow, we're excited to announce that we've hired a new full time reporter to cover the intersection of health care and health policy in Alaska. Shane Ersland comes to State of Reform with over 10 years of journalism experience, having most recently...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Q&A w/ Rep. Snyder, Student mental health, DHSS split

| Feb 16, 2022 | Alaska

Though the COVID-19 case rate remains high across the entire state, the latest dashboard data shows that last week saw a 45% decrease in cases compared to the first week in February. There are also currently 103 COVID hospitalizations in the state—a significant improvement compared to earlier this month. As we navigate these ever-changing and...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: 2022 health policy, Q&A w/ Rep. Geran Tarr, Job projections

| Jan 20, 2022 | Alaska

We're hosting several events in the coming weeks that I want to be sure are on your radar. In less than a month, we'll host the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference. We will soon release our Detailed Agenda for this virtual event, which will include the full list of confirmed...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Health in the budget, Broadband report, People First Initiative

| Dec 23, 2021 | Alaska

In case you missed it, on Monday we released the Topical Agenda for the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference. The event is coming up on February 17 and will be fully virtual, allowing attendees from across the country to participate! This conference will feature conversations on federal health policy, innovations...[ Read More ]