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What They're Watching: Doug Bowes, UnitedHealthcare

Emily Boerger | Aug 26, 2019 | Washington

Washington state to exit Title X family planning program

Emily Boerger | Aug 23, 2019 | Washington

Project aims to boost care for opioid use among homeless in four sites in Washington

| Aug 21, 2019 | Washington

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the University of Washington’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) today announced the Meds-First Initiative that expands an innovative approach to treating opioid-use disorder for high-acuity populations to four locations in Washington. The treatment sites are located across the state in North Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma...[ Read More ]

Providence Plan Partners and CareOregon Sign Letter of Intent to Affiliate and Serve Medicaid and Medicare Beneficiaries

| Aug 20, 2019 | Oregon, Washington

Providence Plan Partners (PPP) and CareOregon, two non-profit organizations, announced that they intend to enter into a formal partnership to strategically align operations and services to better serve the health and wellness of Oregon’s poor and vulnerable populations.     The partnership will combine the collective strengths of both organizations...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, SEBB update, Morris Pettit

| Aug 15, 2019 | Washington

Early registration for our upcoming 2019 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference is strong, already exceeding each of our previous six conferences.  Since the agenda is full of the most pressing topics in Washington State health care, and since we try to cover those in this newsletter, you'll see some...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Jason McGill on his new position at the HCA

| Aug 15, 2019 | Washington

Jason McGill is a long-time figure in Washington health policy, having served as a senior policy advisor on health care at the governor's office since 2011 for both Gov. Jay Inslee and Gov. Christine Gregoire. McGill recently transitioned to a new position as Assistant Director of Medicaid Program Operations and...[ Read More ]

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers tours local health organizations in Spokane

Emily Boerger | Aug 14, 2019 | Washington

On Tuesday, U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers toured two Spokane community resources aimed at addressing major health challenges facing the region: homelessness and the opioid epidemic.       In the morning, U.S. HUD Secretary Ben Carson joined McMorris Rodgers on a tour of Spokane’s EnVision Center. The center, located just...[ Read More ]

Upcoming Changes at Empire Health Foundation

| Aug 13, 2019 | Washington

Antony Chiang, President of Empire Health Foundation, recently announced upcoming changes at Empire Health Foundation.    Dear Community Partner, I am writing to inform you of an important change that will take place at Empire Health Foundation (EHF) this fall. After 10 years as founding President, I will be leaving...[ Read More ]

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