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CBHN's Rhonda Smith talks about what they are doing to address health disparities in Black communities

| Jun 1, 2021 | California

The past year and a half have shined a light on the systemic inequities that exist in the U.S. health care system. But for Rhonda Smith, executive director of the California Black Health Network, this is the beginning of what she hopes will be a shift in how the health...[ Read More ]

Acting Mayor of Anchorage ends COVID-19 emergency declaration

| May 27, 2021 | Alaska

At an Anchorage Assembly meeting on Tuesday evening, Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson announced she had issued a declaration ending Anchorage’s 14-month COVID-19 pandemic emergency.     The reason for Quinn-Davidson’s decision was the recent drop in COVID-19 cases and the availability of vaccines. She cited the “significant” downturn in COVID-19...[ Read More ]

Increasing vaccination rates upgrade Hawaii's economic forecast

| May 26, 2021 | Hawaii

Economic conditions in Hawaii are improving, thanks to a strong vaccine rollout locally and nationally, as well as the dominant U.S. visitor market outperforming expectations.  According to a new forecast for the State of Hawaii from the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO), total visitor arrivals will climb to...[ Read More ]

Washington Health Alliance recognized nationally for work on trust

| May 24, 2021 | Washington

Friday, the Washington Health Alliance (WHA) was recognized as a leader in collaborating with organizations across health care by the ABIM Foundation. The Alliance’s Quality Improvement Committee (QIC) is one of several organizations recognized by ABIM Foundation in its new effort, Building Trust, created to enhance medical professionalism and improve...[ Read More ]

Registration open: "5 Slides we're discussing" Addressing variation in health equity

| May 24, 2021 | Washington

From vaccine distribution to access to health care services, there continues to be variation in health outcomes based on race, gender, and economic status. So, what are the moral implications of this difficult reality? How can Washington’s health care system do better by our neighbors and community members? During our...[ Read More ]

King County urges the continued use of masks while the state loosens restrictions

| May 24, 2021 | Washington

King County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin issued a directive Thursday that urges residents to continue wearing masks in indoor public settings.      The directive comes after Washington State Health Secretary Dr. Umair Shah said Wednesday in a tweet that “fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks...[ Read More ]

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