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Bay Area jurisdictions issue shelter in place order

Emily Boerger | Mar 16, 2020 | California

UC Health launches in-house coronavirus tests

Emily Boerger | Mar 12, 2020 | California

California public health experts: Mass gatherings should be postponed or canceled statewide to slow the spread of COVID-19

| Mar 11, 2020 | California

Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California public health officials this evening issued an updated policy on gatherings to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19. The state’s public health experts have determined that gatherings should be postponed or canceled across the state until at least the end of...[ Read More ]

Providence discusses lessons learned in tackling COVID-19

Emily Boerger | Mar 11, 2020 | Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington

Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, Executive Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer at Providence St. Joseph Health, shared the health system’s experience handling the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington State during a HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) webinar on Wednesday morning. Compton-Phillips discussed preparation strategies, technological tools, and lessons learned in...[ Read More ]

Dispatch from Seattle, v1

DJ Wilson | Mar 11, 2020 | Alaska, California, Federal, Hawaii, Oregon

State of Reform now covers health policy in nine states. We host events in 13 markets, and have a significant federal beat we cover, too. That means our team is in a lot of places, and we engage in quite a bit of travel. But, we're actually based in the...[ Read More ]

Governor Newsom, state health officials announce more than 22 million Californians now eligible for free medically necessary COVID-19 testing

| Mar 5, 2020 | California

Today, under the direction of Governor Gavin Newsom, the Department of Managed Health Care directed all commercial and Medi-Cal health plans regulated by the Department to immediately reduce cost-sharing to zero for all medically necessary screening and testing for the COVID-19. This includes waiving cost-sharing for emergency room, urgent care...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Coronavirus, Medi-Cal procurement, Maria Lemus

| Mar 4, 2020 | California

California just announced it's first death from the coronavirus as we finalized this newsletter. It took place in Placer County. Taken together, our national and community-level response to this is a failure of the first order. California is still working to get test kits deployed following the debacle at the CDC related...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Maria Lemus, Visión y Compromiso

Emily Boerger | Mar 3, 2020 | California

Maria Lemus is the Executive Director of Visión y Compromiso, a national organization that promotes community well-being through the training and support of promotores and community health workers. Lemus joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss organizational integration of promotores, who serve as links between their...[ Read More ]

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