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Registration is now open for the 2022 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference

| Feb 23, 2022 | Florida

We just opened registration for the 2022 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference! We're thrilled to be returning in-person on May 18 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown.     Thank you to our Convening Panel--a diverse group of state health policy stakeholders--for lending us their expertise to develop the...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Rob Nosse on health care in Oregon and his priorities for 2022

| Dec 14, 2021 | Oregon

Rep. Rob Nosse (D - Portland) served as vice chair of the House Committee on Behavioral Health during the 2021 session and as co-chair of the Ways & Means Subcommittee on Human Services. . He recently spoke with State of Reform about  health policy from 2021 and what his priorities...[ Read More ]

Oregon legislature passes eviction protection bill during second Special Session

| Dec 14, 2021 | Oregon

Senate Bill 891, a bill sponsored by Sen. Peter Courtney (D - Salem), passed in the senate during the legislature’s second Special Session by a vote of 22 to 6. The bill also passed in the house by a vote of 37 to 18.      The bill aims to...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Sen. Shev Jones’ outlook on health care in 2021 and his legislative priorities for 2022

| Dec 8, 2021 | Florida

Senator Shev Jones (D - Miami) is a member of the Florida Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. He’s also a member of the Florida Senate Health Policy Committee.  Jones spoke with State of Reform about how health care has looked this past year for Florida and what...[ Read More ]

AI in the ICU? University of Florida researchers develop model to promote better patient outcomes

| Dec 6, 2021 | Florida

Improved patient care and better patient outcomes are the goals of one team at the University of Florida College of Medicine as they analyze an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven solution to monitoring critical care patients.      UF Health researchers are currently working on developing an “intelligent ICU” where patients are...[ Read More ]

Staffing challenges remain a common frustration among Florida group home agencies

| Dec 2, 2021 | Florida

Staffing challenges was a common frustration expressed by group home leaders during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee meeting this past week.      Staff pay ended up being the driving force behind a lot of these struggles raised by the officials, and it went hand in hand with both staff and...[ Read More ]