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Florida health systems working to address Black maternal health, food insecurities

| May 19, 2023 | Florida

Healthcare professionals are working to improve Black maternal health, curb food insecurities, and provide financial assistance for housing to address the social needs of Floridians. They discussed these initiatives at the Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference on Thursday. Health Foundation of South Florida President and CEO Loreen Chant...[ Read More ]

A look at the recently wrapped session: Washington legislators discuss new women’s, youth health laws

| May 17, 2023 | Washington

Several bills that aim to improve the health of women and children, and increase access to dental care were passed during this year’s legislative session—which ended on April 12th—in Washington. Leaders of three of the legislature’s health committees discussed how these bills will help Washingtonians with State of Reform.  ...[ Read More ]

New tech tools helping Michigan Health Council facilitate educational connections to boost workforce

| May 15, 2023 | Michigan

The Michigan Health Council (MHC) is working to supplement the state’s healthcare workforce by expanding clinical training capacity and other new initiatives. MHC is a nonprofit organization that creates products and provides services to help healthcare professionals build workforce capacity. It works with professionals, educators, and students through various programs...[ Read More ]

Q&A: FACHC’s Ben Browning discusses some challenges Florida’s community health centers face, and how the association helps address them

| May 12, 2023 | Florida

Medicaid eligibility redeterminations began in April, which means Florida health centers are helping patients retain health coverage or find other options if they are determined to be ineligible. Under the public health emergency’s (PHE) continuous coverage mandate, the state saw a significant increase in the number of individuals and families...[ Read More ]

New committee to provide guidance on reimbursement rate setting for Family Connects Oregon program

| May 12, 2023 | Oregon

A program that supports Oregon families with newborns will now get guidance on its reimbursement rate setting process from a recently created committee. The Family Connects Oregon program offers voluntary nurse home visiting services to all families with newborns to support healthy child development and strengthen families. It was launched...[ Read More ]

Expanded access to healthcare in underserved areas needed, as report finds more than a third of Floridians live in Health Professional Shortage Areas

| May 11, 2023 | Florida

Florida needs to expand access to healthcare in underserved areas, and the number of practicing clinicians in those areas, according to a new report. The Florida Council of 100, a 62-year-old nonpartisan group of business/civic/academic leaders, recently released its A Healthier Florida report, which was developed over the past two...[ Read More ]