Q&A: HHSC Kaua'i Region's Lance Segawa discusses the importance of transparent organizational culture during a pandemic
Sydney Kurle | Feb 26, 2021 | Hawaii
New data from the Washington Department of Health (DOH) show that overdose deaths in the state increased by 38% in the first half of 2020 compared to their levels in the first half of 2019. The department says that most of that increase came from deaths involving fentanyl.
Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced Wednesday that they have reached an agreement to provide relief to Californians struggling due to the pandemic. This immediate action agreement includes one-time $600 payments to low-income Californians. This compromise builds on initiatives
The California Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee on Health and Human Services heard budget proposals from the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) on the California Advancing and Innovating in Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative on Friday. The DHCS requested an expenditure authority of $1.1 billion for local assistance
Representative Jessica Bateman is a newcomer this year in the House, but she is no stranger to politics in Olympia. From 2012 to 2015, she worked as a legislative assistant to former Representative Chris Reykdal. Then in 2015, she was elected to the Olympia City Council and later served as
On Tuesday, the Public Health Department of the Oregon Health Authority released a new monthly suicide surveillance update for Jan. 2021, which included updated numbers for 2020. The data in the report comes from the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) suicide death data, emergency department and urgent care center
Dr. Louis Picker, associate director and professor at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute at Oregon Health and Science University, said there is no reason to be alarmed about “breakthrough cases” of COVID-19 after vaccination. A “breakthrough case” is an infection from an illness in which the vaccinated