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Intermountain and U of U announce partnership for new, community focused physician training program

| Apr 8, 2021 | Utah

In a “first of its kind” initiative, Intermountain Healthcare has partnered with the University of Utah (U of U) to implement a new medical education program. This program will teach medical school students about population health and how to preemptively treat communities and keep them healthy. The partnership is part...[ Read More ]

Colorado Rx importation bill tackles its first obstacle in the House, indicating possible path to passage

| Apr 8, 2021 | Colorado

After passing the Senate last month with a 27-6 vote, SB 21-123 -- Colorado’s effort to expand on its pending Canadian prescription drug importation program -- moved out of the House Health and Insurance Committee on Wednesday, suggesting the bill might advance through the second chamber and become law. Despite...[ Read More ]

Colorado bill would put HCPF in charge of transportation of IDD individuals

| Apr 6, 2021 | Colorado

Representatives Alex Valdez and Colin Larson are sponsoring HB 21-1206 to prevent a potential loss of transportation services for Coloradans with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDDs). Currently, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has jurisdiction over non-medical, non-emergency transportation services for this population. According to the sponsors, the commission has...[ Read More ]

Cox holds ceremony to celebrate the signing of new mental health bills

| Apr 6, 2021 | Utah

Governor Spencer Cox and other Utah leaders underscored the significance of a slew of new mental health bills on Tuesday by holding a signing ceremony in Salt Lake City. With this new legislation, the state with the lowest ranked access to mental health care in the country will soon increase...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Texas e-Health Alliance's Nora Belcher on the evolution of telemedicine

| Apr 5, 2021 | Texas

Nora Belcher is the executive director of the Texas e-Health Alliance. In a session with numerous telehealth-related bills, she has been busy at work advocating on behalf of bills that would expand telemedicine services for Texans. In this Q&A, Belcher tells State of Reform about the continually evolving area of...[ Read More ]

Fields, other legislators unveil Colorado Health Equity Plan

| Apr 2, 2021 | Colorado

In a large-scale endeavor to advance health equity, Sen. Rhonda Fields is sponsoring SB 21- 181, which would create a far-reaching plan to address health inequities in Colorado. The bill would require the state’s Office of Health Equity to assemble a workgroup to design the plan no later than July...[ Read More ]

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