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Texas SUD experts urge action in next legislative session to address the opioid crisis

| Oct 4, 2022 | Texas

A panel of mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) experts discussed health policy and harm reduction reforms at the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference on September 27th.      The event in Dallas featured a discussion entitled “Tackling SUD in Texas” that looked at ways...[ Read More ]

What You Missed: 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference

| Oct 4, 2022 | Texas

We hosted our 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference recently, bringing together thought leaders, legislators, and policy experts into multi-silo conversations about the future of health care in Texas.     Too often, those with good ideas for reforming health care don’t have a solid understanding of...[ Read More ]

Panel of North Texas health care workforce experts discuss pandemic-era workforce challenges

| Oct 4, 2022 | Texas

Focusing on strategies outlined in the US Department of Health and Human Services’ 2021 Health Workforce Strategic Plan, experts on workforce development shared their thoughts on addressing the statewide health labor shortage at the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference in Dallas on September 27th.     ...[ Read More ]

North Texas health care leaders share how pending federal policy changes will impact Medicaid services

| Sep 30, 2022 | Texas

Former Texas Medicaid Director Stephanie Muth led a panel discussion at the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference on Wednesday that focused on the impacts that pending federal policy changes will have on Texas Medicaid. Federal funding for the public health emergency (PHE) and the state’s incentive...[ Read More ]

Gov. Abbott directs Texas agencies to enhance response to fentanyl crisis

| Sep 22, 2022 | Texas

In a letter sent this week to state agency leaders, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott directed state agencies to address the threat posed by fentanyl to communities.      Texas witnessed 5,033 drug overdose deaths in 2021, a 19.8% increase from the previous year, growing at a rate higher than the...[ Read More ]

Texas DSHS to provide scholarships for EMS education and training

| Sep 21, 2022 | Texas

The Texas Department of State Health Services announced Wednesday it will offer Emergency Medical Service scholarships to assist students looking to pursue careers in the EMS field.      The Texas Legislature passed a $21.7 million EMS education and recruitment initiative as part of its American Rescue Plan Act package...[ Read More ]