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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 ]

Colorado measure would expand mental health help for children

Monte Whaley | Jan 30, 2020 | Colorado

A bill in the Colorado Legislature would create a voluntary state-wide system of mental health consultants to support mental health care in a variety of settings for children up to age eight. The consultants would help expand the current system of mental health care for young children and help out...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Health policy update, Coronavirus, Sen. Manka Dhingra

| Jan 29, 2020 | Washington

We're in week three of the legislative session. While it's an active one on health policy, it sort of makes the activity of the 2019 session appear all the more herculean. AWHP Exec Director Chris Bandoli said at our recent conference that these short sessions are often the place where...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Sen. Manka Dhingra

Emily Boerger | Jan 27, 2020 | Washington

Sen. Manka Dhingra represents Washington’s 45th Legislative District in King County. Dhingra is the Chair of the Senate Behavioral Health Subcommittee, Vice Chair of the Law & Justice Committee, and is a member of both the Health & Long Term Care Committee and the Ways & Means Committee. She joins...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Q&A with Rep. Matt Claman, Challenges of cutting Medicaid, Rep. Sharon Jackson

| Jan 23, 2020 | Alaska

If you've been reading our newsletter for some time, then you know we try to offer five things we think are worth keeping an eye on each month for the senior health care executives and health policy leaders that read our stuff.  Our 'things' may not all be perfect for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Capitol insiders, Payment transformation, Social determinants

| Jan 2, 2020 | Hawaii

Welcome to 2020!  In two weeks, we'll be seeing a number of you at the 2020 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference!  We're excited to re-connect with about 300 old friends and with new in Hawaii's health care system. This will be our fourth year hosting our annual conference, an...[ Read More ]