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Colorado provides update on first half of FY 2022 on ARPA initiatives

| Nov 30, 2022 | Colorado

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing’s (HCPF) Office of Community Living (OCL) provided its quarterly update on the state’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) initiatives on Nov. 17th.     Colorado received $530 million of ARPA funds in 2021, which have been allocated to 63 Home and...[ Read More ]

Texas Democratic lawmaker pre-files bill proposing broader HIV testing, acknowledges gaining Republican support will be challenging

| Nov 29, 2022 | Texas

House Bill 526, a proposal filed for the upcoming session that would require standard health benefit plans in the state to cover diagnostics for HIV infection, will likely face an uphill battle.      That’s according to the bill’s sponsor Rep. Gene Wu (D- Houston), who pushed a similar measure...[ Read More ]

Health-related legislation slated for 2023 Utah General Session

| Nov 28, 2022 | Utah

With less than 2 months before the start of the 2023 Utah General Session, improving healthcare accessibility will be a priority for state lawmakers during the 65th Legislature.      The legislature will consider 14 pieces of draft legislation reviewed by the 2022 Health and Human Services Interim Committee along...[ Read More ]

Support for Colorado LGBTQ mental health in focus after deadly shooting

| Nov 23, 2022 | Colorado

Following the deadly shooting in Colorado Springs, concerns over the well-being of Colorado’s LGBTQ community have been a statewide focus this week as state leaders were quick to condemn the attack and offer words of support.      “This is horrific, sickening, and devastating,” said Governor Jared Polis in a...[ Read More ]

Summit County Public Health leader discusses the rural county’s coordinated response to COVID-19 pandemic

| Nov 22, 2022 | Utah

Utah’s Summit County Health Department (SCHD) released a report earlier this month that detailed its coordinated response during the pandemic. The establishment and mobilization of the county’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) early on was key to achieving positive results, according to SCHD Public Health Emergency Manager Chris Crowley who led...[ Read More ]

CDPHE unveils 5-year Alzheimer’s mitigation plan

| Nov 21, 2022 | Colorado

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) publicized its 5-year state plan last week to mitigate the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD).      The Colorado ADRD State Plan complements policy recommendations outlined in a Colorado Health Institute report and incorporates guidance from the CDC’s...[ Read More ]