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Register now for '5 Slides: Overcoming vaccine hesitancy'

| Jan 18, 2022 | Alaska

Soon after vaccines became available last year, Alaska had one of the highest vaccination rates per capita in the country. However, the latest data from the CDC shows Alaska is in the bottom quarter of states in terms of vaccinations per 100,000. To figure out why, and how to address...[ Read More ]

Nearly half a million Washingtonians live in pharmacy deserts

| Jan 18, 2022 | Washington

Stretching above its foothills, the glacial crown of Mt. Rainier stands guard over Packwood, one of Washington’s dwindling lumber towns.  Today, Packwood — population 319 — may be best known for its biannual flea market. Every spring and fall, thousands of visitors descend on the town. For travelers, it's the...[ Read More ]

Rep. Jason Kropf's homelessness pilot proposal

| Jan 12, 2022 | Oregon

A proposed pilot program from Rep. Jason Kropf would create regional collaboratives between cities and counties to try and better address homelessness. The proposal, LC 218, would build out a pilot project to provide local coordination between cities and counties to tackle homelessness. These pilot sites would each receive $1...[ Read More ]

Oregon Medicaid waiver and redetermination updates

| Jan 12, 2022 | Oregon

Three committee bills were introduced, and an update of Medicaid waivers was provided yesterday during the Oregon legislature's committee days. The Senate Interim Committee on Health Care met to approve three committee bills. These included LC 32, which would direct the Department of Human Services to create an advisory committee...[ Read More ]

Video: The new social determinant imperative

| Jan 11, 2022 | Washington

Addressing the social determinants of health has been a growing consideration in the world of health care and community services. During the 2022 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference, four of Washington’s most thoughtful stakeholders discussed what this means for the field in a panel called ‘The new social...[ Read More ]

Keynote: Executive panel on equity, improving health systems

| Jan 11, 2022 | Washington

Three of Washington’s most insightful health care leaders joined us for the afternoon keynote at the 2022 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference.      The keynote, moderated by State of Reform’s own DJ Wilson, included Leanne Berge, chief executive officer of Community Health Plan of Washington, Ben Danielson,...[ Read More ]