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Illinois Public Health Association asserts support for the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act

| Sep 24, 2021

Executive Director of the Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) Tom Hughes expressed the organization’s support of the passage of Senate Bill 2408, or the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, in a statement last week.     The bill establishes a statewide carbon-free energy goal of 100% by 2050, as well...[ Read More ]

Video: The pandemic, health disparities, and lessons we re-learned about ourselves

| Sep 22, 2021 | Washington

At the 2021 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference, key leaders from both the private and public sectors of health care came together to discuss health disparities based on race, gender, and economic status revealed through the COVID-19 pandemic. These leaders were Sen. Emily Randall, a member of...[ Read More ]

Health Care Authority to receive rural health care transformation grant from CMS

| Sep 21, 2021 | Washington

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is set to receive a $5 million Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The funding will go toward transforming the health care system in rural communities in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and...[ Read More ]

Washington Health Benefit Exchange awarded 2021 State Marketplace Modernization Grant

| Sep 20, 2021 | Washington

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded the Washington Health Benefit Exchange (WAHBE) a 2021 State Marketplace Modernization Grant. This initiative was funded through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and will allow the 21 State Marketplaces chosen to modernize or update “any system, program, or technology” to ensure...[ Read More ]

CEOs of Harrisburg Medical Center and Southern Illinois Healthcare expect a bright future as two facilities merge

| Sep 17, 2021

The CEOs of Harrisburg Medical Center (HMC) and Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) recently discussed the potential benefits they expect to see as a result of the merger between the two facilities. This integration is expected to happen gradually over the next two years.     This decision dates back to...[ Read More ]

Washington state legislators outline priorities for 2022 legislative session

| Sep 16, 2021 | Washington

Six Washington State lawmakers -- three Republican and three Democratic -- gathered last week to discuss pressing health care issues and policies they expect to address in the upcoming 2022 legislative session. The conversations took place during two separate panels at the 2021 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy...[ Read More ]

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