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The Dalles nurses reach a tentative contract agreement with Mid-Columbia Medical Center

| Aug 17, 2018 | Oregon

Proposed agreement is a victory for nurses and patients Local nurses at Mid-Columbia Medical Center successfully reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract that will improve patientsā€™ care and help address staffing and turnover issues at the hospital, the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) announced today. ONA represents the...[ Read More ]

California the only state to reduce perinatal mortality rates

Marjie High | Aug 16, 2018 | California

A report released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that between 2014 to 2016 California was the only state in the US to reduce perinatal mortality rates. Among the rest of the country and various demographic groups mortality rates largely remained constant, falling between 4.61...[ Read More ]

Senators Murray, Cantwell announce significant new investments to strengthen community health centers

| Aug 16, 2018 | Washington

[On Wednesday], Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) shared the news that community health centers across Washington state were awarded a total of more than $3.8 million dollars from theĀ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The grants, awarded to 27 community health centers around the state, will...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Primary election, Tom Sebastian, INW Detailed Agenda

| Aug 16, 2018 | Washington

I took my kids hiking in Alaska last week. We summited a mountain on one trip and went up to a glacier on a second. And, we didn't need the US Navy to help us get back. So, it was a great use of time all around..! At any rate,...[ Read More ]

Select committee discusses substance use disorder treatment in the criminal justice system

Emily Boerger | Aug 15, 2018 | Texas

Last week, the Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse held a committee meeting to discuss substance use disorders (SUD) for those in the adult and juvenile criminal justice system as well as in Child Protective Services. The purpose of the public hearing was to identify barriers to treatment and...[ Read More ]

California health centers receive close to $19 million in grants

Marjie High | Aug 15, 2018 | California

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the award of $125 million in Quality Improvement Award (QIA) grants today to centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. 176 California health centers were awarded funds totaling $18,886,440. The announcement comes during National Health Center Week...[ Read More ]

Texas health centers receive close to $6 million in grants

Marjie High | Aug 15, 2018 | Texas

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the award of $125 million in Quality Improvement Award (QIA) grants today to centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. 72 health centers in Texas were awarded totaling $5,970,841 The announcement comes during National Health Center Week...[ Read More ]

Alaska health centers receive over $1.3 million in grants

Marjie High | Aug 15, 2018 | Alaska

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the award of $125 million in Quality Improvement Award (QIA) grants today to centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. 27 health centers in Alaska were awarded funds totaling $1,387,944. The announcement comes during National Health Center...[ Read More ]

Hawaii health centers receive close to $900,000 in grants

Marjie High | Aug 15, 2018 | Hawaii

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the award of $125 million in Quality Improvement Award (QIA) grants today to centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. 14 health centers in Hawaii were awarded funds totaling $884,908 The announcement comes during National Health Center...[ Read More ]

Oregon health centers receive over $2.2 million in grants

Marjie High | Aug 15, 2018 | Oregon

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the award of $125 million in Quality Improvement Award (QIA) grants today to centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. 30 health centers in Oregon were awarded funds totaling $2,280,570. The announcement comes during National Health Center...[ Read More ]