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Arizona gives $115 million to public universities for COVID-19 response

| Dec 30, 2020 | Arizona

Gov. Doug Ducey announced today in a press release that Arizona will allocate $115 million in CARES Act funding to its three public universities to help them respond to COVID-19. The state is giving $46 million to Arizona State University (ASU), $46 million to the University of Arizona (UA) and...[ Read More ]

Free COVID-19 testing — easier said than done for California health plans

| Nov 30, 2020 | California

The California Senate Health Committee held an informational hearing on Nov. 23 that suggested private insurers have not fully complied with free testing regulations and that adhering to these mandates is not always straightforward for health plans. The committee met to discuss the role of private insurance in COVID-19 care,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Economic forecast, CRF spending, International perspective on COVID

| Oct 7, 2020 | Hawaii

At the rate 2020 is going, who knows what might happen by the end of the year. Menehune might come back with fishing gear on Kauai. Pele could kickstart Kilauea. Or we might find out Elvis lives and runs a small art gallery in Maui. Who knows at this point....[ Read More ]

California Congresswoman seeks answers about contact tracing and use of federal funds in Hawaii

Emily Boerger | Aug 24, 2020 | Hawaii

A California Congresswoman is seeking answers from Gov. David Ige after Hawaii’s recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Last week, US Rep. Anna Eshoo, who Chairs the Subcommittee of Health within the House Energy and Commerce Committee, sent a letter to Ige expressing concern about the increase in COVID-19 cases in...[ Read More ]

OHA funds 173 community groups to support contact tracing, outreach, and other efforts to combat COVID-19

| Jul 24, 2020 | Oregon

[On Thursday], OHA announced the launch of a new program to fund work by Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to help respond to COVID-19 in culturally- and linguistically-responsive ways in communities across the state.     OHA will provide 173 CBOs with $9.4 million in CARES Act funds. The CBOs are...[ Read More ]

Commerce announces $20 million emergency response grants for Tribes

| Jul 23, 2020 | Washington

The Washington State Department of Commerce announced $20 million in emergency Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding is now available to the 29 federally recognized Tribes in the state to bolster their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.     “Communities across the state are working to respond...[ Read More ]