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What They're Watching: Rep. Geran Tarr

Emily Boerger | Mar 18, 2020 | Alaska

Rep. Geran Tarr represents Alaska’s House District 19 in Anchorage. Tarr currently serves on the House Health & Social Services Committee as well as on the Health & Social Services Finance Subcommittee. She joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss trauma-informed practices and early intervention.  ...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Asm. Marie Waldron, Covered California, Kellie Todd Griffin

| Dec 18, 2019 | California

In this time of gratitude, I want to share my thanks to our team at State of Reform. They are smart, hard working, and brave - and an honor to work with. Emily Boerger is often my right and left hand in writing 5 Things, and completely invaluable. So, thank...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Kellie Todd Griffin

Emily Boerger | Dec 16, 2019 | California

Kellie Todd Griffin is the Director of Community Engagement at Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan. She joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss community trauma and how it impacts youth.     “Health care continues to evolve. But in our space of community engagement,...[ Read More ]

California launches “ACEs Aware” initiative to address the public health crisis of toxic stress from childhood trauma

| Dec 9, 2019 | California

California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and Dr. Karen Mark, Medical Director at the state Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), [Wednesday] unveiled phase one of the ACEs Aware initiative, a first-of-its-kind statewide effort for California health care providers to screen patients for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that increase...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Health care budget, ACEs bill, 2019 Health Scorecard

| Jun 13, 2019 | Alaska

These are the big, beautiful days of summer - where I hope you're getting outdoors rather than thinking about health policy!  And, if so, don't fret...  We've got you covered with a few things worth tracking in Alaska health care for June, 2019.   With help from Emily Boerger  ...[ Read More ]

Alaska's 'Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Program Plan' draft released

Emily Boerger | Mar 14, 2019 | Alaska

The Department of Health & Social Services, in collaboration with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, recently released a draft of their 2020-2024 Strengthening the System: Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Program Plan. The purpose of the program plan is to provide a blueprint for the creation of a comprehensive integrated...[ Read More ]