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Newsom appoints Lightbourne to lead DHCS

DJ Wilson | Jun 15, 2020 | California

Senators comment on 7 recent public health official resignations

Emily Boerger | Jun 15, 2020 | California

Anthem, Inc. leads collaboration to develop tools to help public officials and businesses make informed decisions related to COVID-19

| Jun 12, 2020 | California

Anthem, Inc. introduced [Thursday] a suite of digital tools that provide in-depth, trusted, and aggregated information for multiple stakeholders to use in making informed, data-driven decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by Anthem, Inc.’s new C19 Explorer and C19 Navigator, these decision support tools are also designed to assist public...[ Read More ]

The mayors of California's big cities outline state homelessness budget priorities during COVID-19

| Jun 11, 2020 | California

As the Governor and State Legislature negotiate a final budget, the Mayors of California’s largest cities, representing over 11 million people, laid out their most pressing statewide budget issues during a virtual press conference. The Mayors’ two major priorities are: 1) supporting the Legislature’s inclusion of $350 million in flexible...[ Read More ]

West Coast Medical Associations respond to death of George Floyd

Emily Boerger | Jun 5, 2020 | California, Oregon, Washington

Leaders from the California Medical Association, Washington State Medical Association, and the Oregon Medical Association released statements in recent days on institutionalized racism and the killing of George Floyd.     California Medical Association (CMA) President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., released the following statement: "The physicians of the California...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Budget update, Brad Gilbert, 5 Slides video

| Jun 4, 2020 | California

“We have to make an effort in the United States, we have to make an effort to understand, to go beyond these rather difficult times… What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the...[ Read More ]

Anthem launches series of digital and telehealth initiatives focused on improving health access and equity

Emily Boerger | Jun 4, 2020 | California

The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified health equity issues across California and the rest of the country. As the health care delivery system transforms, underserved populations are facing increasing challenges in accessing quality health care. To combat these challenges and address individualized needs, Anthem Blue Cross of California has launched a...[ Read More ]

Brad Gilbert to resign as head of DHCS

Emily Boerger | Jun 3, 2020 | California

POLITICO reporter Victoria Colliver reported Tuesday night that Brad Gilbert, Director of the California Department of Health Care Services, is resigning. Gov. Newsom announced the appointment of Gilbert as the new head of the Department at the end of January. He has served in the position for less than four...[ Read More ]

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