Experts say better health data sharing, clearer communication from state needed to improve CalAIM
Soraya Marashi | Sep 29, 2022 | California
A bill requiring the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to allow incarcerated individuals and specified individuals outside of CDCR to make emergency phone calls when that incarcerated person has been hospitalized for a serious medical condition has made its way to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk. These
The addition of community health workers (CHW) and promotore services as a Medi-Cal benefit is just one part of California’s larger efforts to make these services more accessible across the state, according to Carlina Hansen, Senior Program Officer of Improving Access at the California Health Care Foundation. Gov.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced this week that it is accepting proposals for the MI Kids Now Mobile Response Grant Program for the grant period of Jan. 1st, 2023, to Sept. 30th, 2023. This Request for Proposals (RFP) comes as MDHHS has announced
With the ban on COVID-19 vaccination mandates for employees of government entities in the state taking effect on Sept. 24th, new data shows that vaccinated employees in Pima County have cost the county “significantly” less in health care costs than unvaccinated employees. To promote vaccination rates, the Pima
Diana Ramos, MD, was appointed as California’s second-ever Surgeon General by Gov. Gavin Newsom in August. Ramos has served as Public Health Administrator at the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Center for Healthy Communities since 2021, and was a Public Health Medical Officer at CDPH from 2017 to 2021.
A bill improving access to biomarker testing was enrolled and sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk on Sept. 6th. Senate Bill 912, sponsored by Sen. Monique Limon (D - Santa Barbara), requires health plans to provide coverage for biomarker testing for the diagnosis, treatment, management, or ongoing monitoring