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Rep. Rodriguez discusses his prefiled health bills

| Nov 23, 2021 | Arizona

Nov. 15 marked the beginning of the Arizona legislature’s bill prefiling period for the 2022 legislative session. Two health-related bills, House Bills (HB) 2006 and 2007, were both prefiled on Nov. 17 and sponsored by Rep. Walter Blackman (R - Scottsdale) and Rep. Diego Rodriguez (D - Phoenix).     ...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Native health leader discusses the pandemic’s impact on Native communities

| Nov 23, 2021 | Arizona

Kim Russell is the executive director of the Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care (AACIHC). In this Q&A, Russell discusses the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on Arizona’s Native communities, and the health disparities already present in those communities that the pandemic has exacerbated.      Soraya Marashi: What has the...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Hernandez talks vaccine hesitancy and access to care for Arizona’s undocumented communities

| Nov 18, 2021 | Arizona

Rep. Alma Hernandez has served Arizona’s third legislative district since 2019. She serves on the Federal Relations and House Health & Human Services committees. In this Q&A, Rep. Hernandez discusses work she hopes to accomplish in the upcoming legislative session, youth behavioral health, and accessibility of care for undocumented individuals....[ Read More ]

Q&A: Kaiser Permanente nurse discusses canceled strike and new agreement reached with employer

| Nov 17, 2021 | California

Johanna Noriega is an RN at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. She’s also an officer at the United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP), and one of the 21,000 members of the UNAC/UHCP that planned to strike against Kaiser on Nov. 15 throughout Southern California.    ...[ Read More ]

Experts gather to discuss opportunities and challenges of California health data exchange

| Nov 17, 2021 | California

On Friday, the Connecting for Better Health coalition convened several representatives from various health care organizations for a discussion on the need to accelerate the adoption of a statewide health data exchange in California.     The focus of this conversation was to gain input from these representatives on the...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Kaiser psychologist talks about upcoming strike and scarcity of mental health resources in California

| Nov 12, 2021 | California

Kenneth Rogers is a psychologist for Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento. He is one of the nearly 2,000 mental health clinicians that will be staging pickets outside Kaiser hospitals across Northern California on Nov. 19. They are represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW).  In this Q&A, Rogers discusses...[ Read More ]

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