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What They're Watching: Sean Sanada

Kylie Walsh | Aug 6, 2018 | Hawaii

Premera announces $1 million investment in Covenant House Alaska

| Aug 1, 2018 | Alaska

Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, a leading health plan in the state, announced a $1 million grant to Covenant House Alaska (CHA) to provide housing and behavioral health services for homeless youth. The Premera Social Impact grant supports CHA’s Rapid ReHousing program, which will move 30 youth, ages...[ Read More ]

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones calls on Trump Administration to withdraw rule that threatens women's access to health care services

| Jul 31, 2018 | California

Today, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones submitted formal comments calling on the Trump Administration to rescind its proposed rule which would restrict funds for vital women's reproductive health services and prevent doctors from being able to provide women with information about all their reproductive health care options. The proposed rule...[ Read More ]

Ige, Green leading in new Civil Beat poll ahead of primary

| Jul 31, 2018 | Hawaii

A poll conducted by Civil Beat has Governor David Ige and state Senator Josh Green leading among likely Democratic voters ahead of the August 11 primary. The telephone poll was conducted July 19 to 21 and surveyed 871 likely voters in the Democratic primary. The margin of error was ± 3.3...[ Read More ]

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas now the largest value-based contract for Baylor Scott & White Health's ACO

| Jul 31, 2018 | Texas

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) has reached an agreement with Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance (BSWQA), Baylor Scott & White's accountable care organization (ACO) to deliver high-quality and lower cost care to more than 140,000 BCBSTX members in North and Central Texas. "This agreement is a major step forward as we shift from...[ Read More ]

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii grants to support behavioral health education

| Jul 31, 2018 | Hawaii

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has awarded $52,000 in community benefit grant funding to two nonprofits seeking to promote behavioral health education for Hawaii’s keiki. Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center received $27,000 to launch a school-based health center serving Nanakuli Intermediate and High schools. School-based health centers increase access to health services for...[ Read More ]

Portland Mayor Wheeler and Chair Kafoury announce funding availability for Innovative Supportive Housing Pilot

| Jul 30, 2018 | Oregon

The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB), together with the Joint Office of Homeless Services, Multnomah County Mental Health & Addiction Services, and Oregon Housing and Community Services, have announced more than $12 million in joint funding for project proposals that combine housing and mental health services in targeted effort to combat...[ Read More ]