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What They're Watching: Tracy Gruber, Utah Department of Health and Human Services

| Aug 17, 2022 | Utah

Tracy Gruber, the Director of the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, wants the state's health care system to move to a place where it accepts the fact that COVID-19 will be around for a long time and to provide the needed support for Utahns to continue living their...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Carol Steckel, InnovAge

| Aug 2, 2022 | Florida

With her 30 years of experience working with the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Carol Steckel, Executive Vice President of Government Relations at InnovAge, reflects on the transformation of PACE from small-scale, community-based models to state investments that are being replicated across the country.      With...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Dawna Cato, PhD, Arizona Nurses Association

| Jul 26, 2022 | Arizona

As the CEO of the Arizona Nurses Association, Dawna Cato, PhD, is primarily focused on one policy area: the nursing workforce. With Arizona being one of the states with the worst health care workforce shortages, Cato works with the state to implement policy that will help bolster this critical workforce...[ 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: Janice Rocco, California Medical Association

| Jul 20, 2022 | California

As the Vice President for Health Care Access and Coverage at the California Medical Association, Janice Rocco says she's primarily concerned with getting physician practices back up on their feet.     Many physician practices in the state continue to grapple with both staffing shortages and an increase in patient...[ 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 ]

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 ]