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Laura Lundberg | Sep 13, 2019 | California

Jennifer Kent resigns from DHCS effective Sept. 30

DJ Wilson | Sep 10, 2019 | California

DOJ Investigating Providence St. Joseph’s Swedish Health Services

Emily Boerger | Sep 5, 2019 | Alaska, California, Oregon, Texas, Washington

In its recent quarterly earnings report, Providence St. Joseph disclosed that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Swedish Health Services over a civil matter.     Swedish Health Services fall under the umbrella of Providence St. Joseph Health, based out of Renton, Washington. At the end of July, the...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Cynthia Buiza, Plan-Provider Relations, Scott Christman

| Sep 4, 2019 | California

This is the last 5 Things newsletter you'll get from me before our 2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference on September 18th. And, because the topics we watch for this newsletter are also often the topics teed up at State of Reform, I wanted to feature a few of...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Scott Christman, OSHPD

Emily Boerger | Sep 3, 2019 | California

Scott Christman is the Deputy Director and CIO of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. He joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss collecting meaningful health care data. “At the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development here in California, we’re really focused a...[ Read More ]

Newsom appoints Alice Chen to Deputy Secretary for Policy, Planning at CHHSA

DJ Wilson | Aug 30, 2019 | California

Late Friday afternoon, Gov. Newsom announced the appointment of Dr. Alice Chen as Deputy Secretary for Policy and Planning at the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHSA). Dr. Mark Ghaly, Newsom's Secretary of CHHSA, has been careful in reviewing the existing staff he inherited from the Brown administration.  However,...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Cynthia Buiza, Executive Director of the California Immigrant Policy Center

Emily Boerger | Aug 30, 2019 | California

Cynthia Buiza is the Executive Director of the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC), where she leads the organization in its advocacy for immigrant rights. Buiza has over two decades of experience in human rights advocacy and nonprofit management. In this Q&A, Buiza discusses her work at CIPC, the Trump Administration’s...[ Read More ]

Vaping related illnesses in several states may spark additional legislative change

Emily Viles | Aug 29, 2019 | California, Texas, Utah

Several states are now looking into lung-related illnesses possibly linked to electronic cigarette use. Utah, Texas and California are among those states investigating vaping-related illness following a number of cases.  State-level investigations come less than a week after the CDC identified a cluster of lung illnesses related to electronic cigarette...[ Read More ]

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