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State Senator Ana Mari Rodriguez, state Representative Daniel Perez, and state Representative David Borrero in partnership with city of Sweetwater Mayor Orlando Lopez to bring free dental screenings for children via Florida's Department of Health Miami-Dade

| Sep 23, 2022 | Florida

On Wednesday, October 5th, 2022, in honor of National Dental Hygiene Month, children ages 0-12 will have the opportunity to receive a free dental screening courtesy of the Florida Department of Health’s Miami-Dade offices. The event will take place between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at Ronselli...[ Read More ]

Colorado’s new Medicaid Director focused on partnering with RAEs to prepare for end of PHE

| Sep 23, 2022 | Colorado

Colorado’s Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) announced earlier this month the appointment of Adela Flores-Brennan as State Medicaid Director. She also assumed the leadership role for the Health Policy Office (formerly called the Health Programs Office), which develops and oversees Health First Colorado and CHP+ medical policies...[ Read More ]

CDHS hires new chief equity, diversity, and inclusion officer

| Sep 23, 2022 | Colorado

Dr. Sandy Ho has been hired as chief equity, diversity, and inclusion officer for the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS).   For more than two decades, Dr. Ho has contributed to and been recognized at the regional and state levels for advocacy and championing transformational equity, diversity, and inclusion...[ Read More ]

$22 million in grant funds will be available to Oregon child care providers this winter

| Sep 23, 2022 | Oregon

Oregon child care providers will have an opportunity to apply for funding this winter through the Child Care Capacity Building Fund (CCCBF).     CCCBF Co-Chairs Amy Powers and Courtney Helstein discussed the grant program during a House Interim Committee on Early Childhood meeting on Wednesday. Powers said the state...[ Read More ]

HCA to distribute $100 million to address workforce challenges for Washington behavioral health treatment agencies

| Sep 23, 2022 | Washington

Washington State has committed significant resources to address the workforce challenges for behavioral health treatment agencies. The Health Care Authority (HCA) began the distribution of a $100 million workforce provider relief fund on Monday.     The funds will provide lump sum payments to eligible community behavioral health treatment providers...[ Read More ]

New OHSU study reveals breakthrough infections increase immunity to COVID-19

| Sep 23, 2022 | Oregon

Vaccine boosters and breakthrough infections following vaccination both provide a substantial and potentially pandemic-breaking immunity against COVID-19, according to new laboratory research from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).     The study, published Wednesday in the journal Med, is the latest in a series of OHSU discoveries using blood...[ Read More ]