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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 ]

What They're Watching: Quianta Moore, MD, Hackett Center for Mental Health

| Jul 11, 2022 | Texas

Through her work at the Hackett Center for Mental Health—housed within the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute—the center's Executive Director Quianta Moore, MD, focuses on ensuring that state mental health policy is reflective of the mental health needs in local communities. There is often a disconnect between state-level policy and...[ 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: Moira Kenney, Unite Us

| Jul 5, 2022 | California

Unite Us, an organization that bridges health care and social services for individuals in need, is using its technology to create networks of care in California that swiftly connect patients to social services that otherwise might be hard for them to reach. Moira Kenney, West Coast Regional Network Director at...[ 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 ]

What They're Watching: Angelo Edge, Aetna Better Health of Maryland

| Jun 24, 2022 | Maryland

Aetna Better Health of Maryland is looking to address the social determinants of health  for vulnerable Marylanders from as many different perspectives as possible, according to CEO Angelo Edge. Through their work with community organizations, Aetna is offering technical and funding support for low-cost housing projects across the state and...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Rafael Gonzalez-Amezcua, Aetna Better Health of California

| Jun 22, 2022 | California

Rafael Gonzalez-Amezcua, Chief Medical Officer for Aetna Better Health of California, is focused on addressing "the mismatch of expenditures versus outcomes" in the health care system. As an internist who treats patients with chronic diseases, he also wants to increase preventive care in California, as he has seen many patients...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Daniel Seiden, Arizona Chamber of Commerce

| Jun 21, 2022 | Arizona

Along with supporting initiatives to fortify Arizona's shortage of nurses and other health care workers, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Daniel Seiden says he's focused on fighting government mandates concerning health care and attempts to "interfere in the private right of contracting" at the federal and...[ Read More ]