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Q&A: Adrienne Breidenstine, Behavioral Health System of Baltimore on 988 rollout

| Jul 25, 2022 | Maryland

Adrienne Breidenstine, MSW, is the Vice President of Policy and Communications at the Behavioral Health System of Baltimore (BHSB), a nonprofit organization that manages Baltimore City’s care system for individuals with substance use and mental health disorders.  In this Q&A, Breidenstine discusses the recent launch of the 988 Suicide and...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Dominick Pallone, Michigan Association of Health Plans

| Jul 21, 2022 | Michigan

Dominick Pallone, Executive Director of the Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP), is mainly focused on behavioral health and Medicaid reform at the legislative level through specialty integrated plans (SIPs).  We sat down with Pallone at our 2022 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference to discuss MAHP’s work in...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Jonathan Dayton, Maryland Rural Health Association

| Jul 21, 2022 | Maryland

Jonathan Dayton is the Executive Director of the Maryland Rural Health Association (MRHA). In this “What They’re Watching” video, Dayton highlights MRHA’s priorities for ensuring rural Marylanders have access to health services.      Telehealth has helped break down barriers to care for Maryland’s 18 rural counties. Dayton says MRHA...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Dulce Diez, Department of Health and Human Services

| Jul 12, 2022 | Utah

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Health Equity Director, Dulce Diez, said lowering the cost of primary care is the most important way to bridge the equity gap for underserved Utahns.  At our 2022 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Diez sat down with us to...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Tracy Gruber on the merger, transition, and future of new DHHS

| Jul 12, 2022 | Utah

Tracy Gruber is the Executive Director of the newly merged Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The merger of DHHS became official July 1st in efforts to streamline operations between the Department of Health and Department of Human Services.  In this Q&A, Gruber discusses the benefits of the...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: David Muhlestein, PhD, Health Management Associates

| Jul 6, 2022 | Florida

David Muhlestein, PhD, JD, is Chief Research and Innovation Officer for Health Management Associates, where he leads the firm’s strategic planning and innovation in health care payment and delivery reform. In this “What They’re Watching” video from the 2022 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Muhlestein discusses the challenges,...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Nina Abubakari, Advantage Health Centers

| Jun 29, 2022 | Michigan

Nina Abubakari, President and CEO of Advantage Health Centers in Detroit, said they use an integrated model for primary care, dental care, behavioral health care, and more to treat underserved people in cost-effective fashion.  At our 2022 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Abubakari discussed her integrated work at...[ Read More ]

Q&A: AlohaCare CEO Francoise Culley-Trotman on new Native Hawaiian services and preparing for redeterminations

| Jun 8, 2022 | Hawaii

Francoise Culley-Trotman is the CEO of AlohaCare, which serves Hawaii’s QUEST Integration Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries. AlohaCare recently partnered with Papa Ola Lōkahi to launch Ke Aloha Mau, where members can receive new Native Hawaiian health services, such as hula and lomilomi massage, as a no-cost benefit.  AlohaCare’s initial utilization...[ Read More ]