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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 Utah: Upcoming 2023 legislation, Mark Rapaport on mental health stigma, Summit County's COVID response

| Dec 1, 2022 | Utah

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! This month's "5 Things We're Watching" in Utah explores some of the teed-up legislation for Utah's upcoming 2023 legislative session, insight from the Huntsman Mental Health Institute's Mark Rapaport about mental stigma in Utah, and a county public health leader's reflection on successful...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Medicaid Director Strohecker discusses redeterminations, Deceptive COVID self-reporting, Gov. Cox & youth mental health

| Oct 20, 2022 | Utah

This month's newsletter includes Medicaid Director Jennifer Strohecker's comments on Medicaid redetermination planning and other upcoming changes to the program, data about deceptive COVID self-reporting practices with input from State Epidemiologist Dr. Leisha Nolen, and Gov. Cox's new strategy for addressing social media's impact on youth mental health in the state....[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Q&A w/ Jaime Wissler, Children's mental health, Youth Medicaid coverage

| Sep 22, 2022 | Utah

This month's newsletter features a Q&A with Jaime Wissler, the newly appointed Executive Director of the One Utah Health Collaborative, insight from academic and health professional Krisi Kleinschmit, MD, on the state of youth mental health in Utah, and new data revealing Utah's low insured rate for Medicaid-eligible children. Thanks...[ 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 Utah: Q&A w/ Tracy Gruber, Formulary redesign, LGBTQIA+ health

| Jul 20, 2022 | Utah

With the long-anticipated health department merger now finalized, this newsletter features a Q&A with the leader at the helm of Utah's new Department of Health and Human Services, Tracy Gruber. Also in this month's edition are recommendations for redesigning Utah's Rx formulary to lower medication costs, details on how U...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Local health departments, Adolescent behavioral health, DHHS implementation

| Jun 23, 2022 | Utah

This is the final newsletter before Utah has a new, combined health agency; the Department of Health and Human Services is set to operationalize on July 1st. Read more about the impending merge below, as well as a push for local health department's to have more say in how their funding...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Q&A w/ Matt Hansen, Legislative interim, Conference coverage

| May 19, 2022 | Utah

In this month's newsletter, read about interim health policy plans for Utah lawmakers, Matt Hansen's thoughts on the current state of homecare and hospice in the state, and additional coverage from the 2022 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference last month. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform ...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Keynote w/ Tracy Gruber, Experts talk VBC, Behavioral health integration

| Apr 21, 2022 | Utah

It was wonderful to see so many of you in person at our 2022 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference last month. From value-based care to health data sharing, from Medicaid to behavioral health, representatives from numerous siloes of Utah health policy came together for forward-looking conversations on the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: U of U's holistic care work, Stephen Foxley on the legislative session, Upcoming conference panels

Eli Kirshbaum | Mar 17, 2022 | Utah

We're only a few weeks away from the 2022 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference! Our team has been hard at work creating a curated series of panels with health policy leaders and experts that we're sure stakeholders from all siloes will find valuable. If you haven't already, register now to join us in...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Q&A w/ Jennifer Strohecker, Social services funding, Public health trust

| Feb 16, 2022 | Utah

This newsletter features a conversation with the newly appointed state Medicaid director, coverage of the proposed FY 2022-2023 social services budget, and insight from a policy expert on the status of trust in public health. Thanks, as always, for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform    1. Q&A: Medicaid Director...[ Read More ]