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Assemblymember Buffy Wicks on the California Housing Crisis and Health Equity

| Mar 31, 2021 | California

Assemblymember Buffy Wicks is focused on the fight for affordable housing and equity this session. From sponsoring a bill that will require local governments to establish rental registries that will collect data on rent increases and eviction history to help policymakers determine how to tackle the housing crisis, to a...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Bob Crumb discusses issues facing rural upper peninsula hospitals

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 25, 2021 | Michigan

Bob Crumb is the CEO of Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique, Michigan. The critical-access hospital on the Upper Peninsula (UP) has 12 in-patient beds and serves a rural community in Schoolcraft county. Crumb told State of Reform about how his hospital has dealt with the pandemic and what issues rural...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Sen. Sean Bowie on student mental health in Arizona

| Mar 25, 2021 | Arizona

Democratic Senator Sean Bowie is championing student mental health in the Arizona Legislature this year, sponsoring two bills aiming to increase student mental health this session -- one of which received Gov. Doug Ducey’s signature last week. He is a member of the Senate Finance, Appropriations and Commerce Committees. The...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Mikelle Moore on health equity in Utah

| Mar 15, 2021 | Utah

Mikelle Moore has worked with Intermountain Healthcare since 1998 and currently serves as the organization’s senior vice president and chief community health officer. Named one of 2021’s top 25 women health care leaders by Modern Healthcare magazine, Moore will be participating in the 2021 Utah State of Reform Health Policy...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Mary Whiteford discusses the importance of behavioral health initiatives

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 5, 2021 | Michigan

Representative Mary Whiteford is a Republican from West Michigan who serves as a member of the House Health Policy Committee. The representative spoke to State of Reform about the importance of behavioral health and how the Michigan Crisis and Access Line (MiCAL) can help Michiganders across the state. Mansur Shaheen:...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Cigna’s Dr. Christina Stasiuk on building trust in minority communities

| Feb 26, 2021 | Virginia

Dr. Christina Stasiuk, senior medical director for Cigna and expert on health disparities, grew up in a Ukrainian community with English as her second language. In fact, her first assignment in kindergarten was to learn how to spell her first name in English. Through her background, she developed a compassion for those who...[ Read More ]

Q&A: DFWHC's Steve Love on hospital recovery following Texas storms

| Feb 26, 2021 | Texas

Hospitals throughout Texas are in the process of recovering from the severe winter storms that devastated the state earlier this month, leaving many health facilities without water, electricity and supplies. As President and CEO of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, Steve Love has borne witness to the storms’ impact on...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Duran discusses health equity, Medicaid expansion

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 25, 2021 | Florida

Representative Nicholas Duran is a member of the Florida House of Representatives and the Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee. He also serves as the executive director at Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, along with other previous positions he has held in health care advocacy. In this Q&A, Rep. Duran...[ Read More ]

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