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Hawaii's federal child nutrition funding is outdated and insufficient, report finds

| Jun 3, 2022 | Hawaii

Federal reimbursement rates for child nutrition programs in Hawaiʻi do not currently reflect the high cost of living, a new report found. Nearly 1 in 3 keiki in Hawaiʻi were projected to be food insecure in 2020, and advocates are calling for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to readjust...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: David Rogers, Independent Living Systems

| Jun 3, 2022 | Florida

Independent Living Systems (ILS) is making strides to improve both the provider and patient experience by further integrating Medicaid and Medicare services for dual-eligible Floridians. In this edition of “What They’re Watching,” ILS President David Rogers discusses some of the efforts ILS is pursuing to ensure more integrated and seamless...[ Read More ]

Hawaii DOH calls for stakeholder input on data-driven substance use prevention

| Jun 2, 2022 | Hawaii

State leaders are focusing on a data-driven response to improve care for people struggling with substance abuse in Hawaii. The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) within the Department of Health recently launched a webinar series to review the Hawai‘i State Plan for a Data Driven System of Care on...[ Read More ]

Keynote: A Conversation with Congressman Neal Dunn, MD

| Jun 2, 2022 | Florida

For our Morning Keynote at the 2022 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference, we were honored to have Congressman Neal Dunn (R - Panama City), MD, join us for a conversation on policy reform in the health care sphere. Dunn represents Florida’s second congressional district and sits on the...[ Read More ]

Florida experts discuss plan to strengthen the safety net ahead of Medicaid redeterminations

| Jun 1, 2022 | Florida

Florida’s rising Medicaid enrollment is pushing stakeholders to collaborate and adapt in the face of two major changes. First, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is set to release its new Statewide Medicaid Managed Care procurement contract in September. All states must also prepare for the Medicaid eligibility redetermination...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Dr. Christine Cauffield on sustainable behavioral health funding in Florida

| May 25, 2022 | Florida

Christine Cauffield, PsyD, is the President and CEO of LSF Health Systems, a managing entity that provides behavioral health services in Northeast and North Central Florida with a focus on uninsured individuals. Cauffield actively works with policymakers to ensure Florida’s most vulnerable residents have access to the behavioral health care...[ Read More ]