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More home-visiting support services needed to address maternal healthcare inequities in Michigan, experts say

| May 31, 2023 | Michigan

Maternal health experts discussed the disparities Black women face in accessing care, as well as efforts to address them at the 2023 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference last week.     Michigan Council for Maternal & Child Health Executive Director Amy Zaagman said Black and brown women in...[ Read More ]

Michigan representatives say new legislation will help eliminate lead from kids’ drinking water

| May 30, 2023 | Michigan

State representatives discussed new legislation that aims to eliminate lead from kids’ drinking water during the 2023 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference last week. Rep. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington), minority vice chair for the House Health Policy Committee, discussed the Filter First legislation, which aims to protect children from...[ Read More ]

Healthcare professionals aim to expand value-based care in Florida’s behavioral health sector

| May 30, 2023 | Florida

Value-based care aims to improve quality of care and lower healthcare costs, and professionals are working to expand the model in the behavioral health sector in Florida.     Experts discussed those efforts at the Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value President and CEO...[ Read More ]

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 ]