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Hawaii receives millions in grant money from CARES Act

Emily Boerger | Apr 3, 2020 | Hawaii

Dispatch from Seattle v4: On working to acceptance of the "new normal"

DJ Wilson | Mar 24, 2020 | Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Federal, New Mexico, Texas, Utah

Dealing with the COVID crisis definitely has a process. It's not unlike the five stages of grief, to be honest. Unless you're in NYC, if you're outside of Seattle, we're still about 2-4 weeks ahead of you. So, you may not have worked through these stages yet. Or, you may...[ Read More ]

Dispatch from Seattle v2: On closing schools

DJ Wilson | Mar 17, 2020 | Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Federal, Texas, Utah

One of the first impactful things to happen in response to the COVID virus is the closing of schools. It's impacting families, school districts and the transmission of the disease itself. Here in Seattle, America's epicenter of the disease, there have been some notable lessons learned about school closures over...[ Read More ]

House Speaker Saiki and Senate President Kouchi announce immediate suspension of legislative session

| Mar 17, 2020 | Hawaii

House Speaker Scott K. Saiki and Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi [on Monday] announced that they are taking steps to prepare the State Legislature for actions needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and well-being of the public. One such immediate measure is the suspension...[ Read More ]

Dispatch from Seattle, v1

DJ Wilson | Mar 11, 2020 | Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Federal, Texas, Utah

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 ]

5 Things Hawaii: Coronavirus, Gun legislation, Cheryl Vasconcellos

| Mar 9, 2020 | Hawaii

With the mainland starting to become gripped with coronavirus fear, we find ourselves caught somewhere between glued to Twitter and floating among Dept. of Health sites across the country. Read this link to understand the math of the virus's growth, but read this to understand why math works differently in epidemiology. The first global pandemic...[ Read More ]

Q&A with Cheryl Vasconcellos, Executive Director of Hana Health

Madeline Shannon | Mar 3, 2020 | Hawaii

Cheryl Vasconcellos is the executive director of Hana Health, a health clinic in one of the most rural communities in Hawaii. Vasconcellos spoke with State of Reform Tuesday about how House Bill 668 would impact patients and employees of Hana Health. The bill is an effort to push back against...[ Read More ]

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