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What They’re Watching: Joe DeMattos, Health Facilities Association of Maryland

| Sep 13, 2022 | Maryland

As President of the Health Facilities Association of Maryland, Joe DeMattos is focused on improving care integration for the state’s long-term care settings, including skilled nursing, assisted living programs, and continuing care retirement communities. At our 2022 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference, DeMattos said Maryland already has relatively...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Jess Molberg, Coordinated Care

| Sep 12, 2022 | Washington

Jess Molberg is the Senior Director of Behavioral Health at Coordinated Care. She is focused on serving specialty populations, including those in foster care, with behavioral health issues. During our 2022 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference, she said a current Coordinated Care project allows her to help...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Melanie Brim, Michigan Health Council

| Sep 6, 2022 | Michigan

In addition to her organization's work to expand clinical training capacity for health professionals in Michigan, Melanie Brim, President & CEO of the Michigan Health Council (MHC), says MHC's implementation of implicit bias training earlier this year is a key solution for improving health equity. MHC's implicit bias training program...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: David Wetherelt, Briljent

| Aug 24, 2022 | California

David Wetherelt, Client Services Manager for Briljent, is focused on addressing the modular nature of different systems in health care. When different siloes, such as health data collection organizations and Medicaid Enterprise Systems, buy separate technologies for their operation, it can be challenging to connect these systems together in a...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Sen. Mary Washington

| Aug 23, 2022 | Maryland

Investing in the mental health wellness of children in Maryland will be a priority for Sen. Mary Washington (D-Baltimore City) during the next legislative session. As Senate chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, Washington says she will work to recommend policies and budget initiatives that prioritize...[ Read More ]

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 ]