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Texas DSHS to provide scholarships for EMS education and training

| Sep 21, 2022 | Texas

The Texas Department of State Health Services announced Wednesday it will offer Emergency Medical Service scholarships to assist students looking to pursue careers in the EMS field.      The Texas Legislature passed a $21.7 million EMS education and recruitment initiative as part of its American Rescue Plan Act package...[ Read More ]

Utah ranked lowest among Medicaid expansion states for public health insurance coverage of low-income children in 2021

| Sep 21, 2022 | Utah

Recent data from the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey show that 84% of low-income children who qualified for Medicaid in 2021 in Utah were not enrolled. That is the highest rate in the country among the 36 states that have expanded Medicaid. It’s also higher than Wyoming, which is...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Jaime Wissler, Executive Director of the One Utah Health Collaborative, on the work ahead

| Sep 20, 2022 | Utah

Jaime Wissler is a seasoned public servant with 25 years of experience coordinating with industry partners, and local, state, and federal governments. Wissler has worked a variety of criminal investigations surrounding health care fraud, illegal narcotics, bank fraud, money laundering, wire fraud, identity theft, assault, workplace violence, and more. Wissler...[ Read More ]

Texas maintains highest uninsured rate for children and adults in the country at 18% in 2021

| Sep 20, 2022 | Texas

Texas had the nation’s highest uninsured rate in 2021, with 18% compared to the national average of 8.6%, according to the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS).      Data released last week showed that nearly 12% of children and a quarter of adults aged 19-64 (24.3%) in Texas...[ Read More ]

State of Reform returns to North Texas in-person for its annual health policy conference 

| Sep 19, 2022 | Texas

After being virtual for 2020 and 2021, the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference returns  in person at the Irving Convention Center in Dallas on Tuesday, September 27th.      Dr. Fred Cerise, President & Chief Executive Officer of Parkland Health & Hospital System, is scheduled for...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Dr. Kristi Kleinschmit, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the U of U School of Medicine, on the mental health crisis facing children and youth in Utah

| Sep 16, 2022 | Utah

  Kristi Kleinschmit provides clinical services for children and adolescents at the University of Utah Huntsman Mental Health Institute. She is a consulting psychiatrist to primary care providers across the state of Utah through the CALL-UP psychiatric consultation line.  She acts as Vice Chair of Education for the Huntsman Mental...[ Read More ]