In this edition of our “What They’re Watching” series, Meghan McCabe, Government Affairs Director for the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA), says she’s watching the upcoming midterm elections in Arizona and how potential electoral outcomes could impact state health policy. With many legislative seats as well as the governor’s office on the line, new leadership dynamics could have an impact on Arizona’s health policy landscape.
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McCabe says AzHHA is also focused on supporting the state’s health care workforce (this year, for instance, the organization advocated for the recently passed House Bill 2691, which expands resources for the nurse workforce pipeline) and advancing health equity.
“Across the organization more broadly, we’re really focused on a few health equity projects around maternal health [and] around addressing health disparities resulting from COVID-19. So that work is … a top focus area for us.”