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Following national opioid lawsuit agreements, Florida "can't take our foot off the gas," says FBHA president

| Jul 26, 2021 | Florida

Florida will receive over $1.3 billion from what Attorney General Ashley Moody called a “historic” opioid lawsuit agreement last Wednesday from the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors.     The distributors -- AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson -- will pay up to $21 billion over 17 and a half years...[ Read More ]

UnitedHealthcare funds maternal health, food access in Virginia

| Jul 22, 2021 | Virginia

Six community-based organizations in Virginia will receive a total of $900,000 in funding from UnitedHealthcare. The national managed care organization announced Thursday that it will donate $11.4 million in grants to 84 community based organizations across the nation as part of its Empowering Health initiative, which aims to expand access...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Del. Kathy Tran on removing barriers for refugees entering the workforce

| Jul 21, 2021 | Virginia

Delegate Kathy Tran is one of the legislature’s most staunch advocates for workforce equity in the Commonwealth. She knows firsthand the barriers that impact refugee medical professionals who come from other countries with extensive experience, but are unable to immediately start work in the U.S. After leaving Vietnam with her...[ Read More ]

Virginia requests $273.2 million from increased FMAP for HCBS spending

| Jul 20, 2021 | Virginia

The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) submitted its $273.2 million spending plan for home and community based services (HCBS) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) last month, which will draw funds from 10 percent increase in Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) under President Biden’s American...[ Read More ]

HHS releases AAPI cultural competency RFI

| Jul 19, 2021 | Federal, Hawaii

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) released a request for information (RFI) Friday to receive input from Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and AAPI-serving organizations on the best practices regarding cultural competency, language access and sensitivity toward Asian Americans and...[ Read More ]

New public health lab, electronic health records system, among Virginia ARPA funding proposals

| Jul 19, 2021 | Virginia

On August 2, the General Assembly will convene a special session to determine the allocations of $4.3 billion in relief funds the Commonwealth will receive from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).      Gov. Ralph Northam and state legislators previously stated the Commonwealth should use the funding to get...[ Read More ]

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