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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 Michigan: MDHHS activity, Q&A w/ MLPP's Alex Rossman, U of M nurses protest working conditions

| Sep 8, 2022 | Michigan

This month's newsletter includes a rundown of recent notable activity at MDHHS, a conversation with Alex Rossman, External Affairs Director at the Michigan League for Public Policy, and information about the nurse strike at the University of Michigan. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform   1. MDHHS works...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Kids' mental health, '5 Slides' recap, CHCF care transition insight

| Sep 8, 2022 | California

We're getting closer by the day to our 2022 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference on Sept. 22nd! In addition to information about the event's Detailed Agenda, this newsletter features analysis of Gov. Newsom's Master Plan for Kids' Mental Health, a summary of our recent "5 Slides" event on CalAIM...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Home visiting services RFP, Q&A w/ Melanie Brown-Woofter, Inflation Reduction Act

| Sep 7, 2022 | Florida

In this month's newsletter we have an interview on care integration with FBHA CEO Melanie Brown-Woofter, a deep dive on Medicare-related provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act, and details on a new RFP for home visiting services providers. Thanks for reading! Emily Boerger State of Reform   1. Inflation Reduction...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: American Indian health center, Q&A w/ Ann-Marie Alameddin, Olmstead Plan

| Aug 25, 2022 | Arizona

This month's newsletter includes news about a new health education center focused on American Indian health, a conversation with AzHHA CEO Ann-Marie Alameddin, and coverage of the state's updated Olmstead Plan. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform 1. Arizona will soon have American Indian-focused health education center The...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: The future of Medicaid, Housing insecurity, Virtual care

| Aug 25, 2022 | Washington

We are now just two weeks out from the 2022 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference! The conference will feature 15 breakout sessions and over 50 curated speakers who will talk through some of the most pressing issues facing Washington's health care system. We're also looking forward to hearing from State Medicaid Director...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Workforce recommendations, Q&A w/ Sen. Mary Washington, Abortion Care Access Act

| Aug 24, 2022 | Maryland

I want to give a big shout out to Nicole Pasia, who leads State of Reform's reporting in Maryland, for her help in preparing this newsletter each month! This edition of "5 Things We're Watching" features several stories that are a direct result of the in-depth reporting and conversations she's...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: CARE Court legislation, Feedback on CalAIM implementation, Nurse practitioners & abortion

| Aug 18, 2022 | California

We are well underway with our agenda development for the upcoming 2022 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference on Sept. 22nd! If you haven't already done so, you can take a look at the Topical Agenda to see the conversations we have lined up. You can register here if you haven't already—we'd be thrilled...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Q&A w/ Dr. Amy Locke, COVID health equity gaps, One Utah Health Collaborative

| Aug 18, 2022 | Utah

This month's newsletter features a conversation with University of Utah Health's Dr. Amy Locke on innovative approaches to health care policy, new data from DHHS on health inequities related to COVID-19, and an update on the work of the One Utah Health Collaborative. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform ...[ 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 Texas: Abortion trigger law, Topical Agenda, Virtual care growth

| Aug 11, 2022 | Texas

This month's newsletter includes information on Texas's soon-to-be-implemented abortion trigger law, the release of our Topical Agenda for the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference, and some insight on the growth of virtual care services. Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform 1. Post-Roe abortion law disputes emerge Texas's...[ Read More ]