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5 Things Utah: Q&A w/ Dr. Amy Locke, COVID health equity gaps, One Utah Health Collaborative

| Aug 18, 2022 | Utah

This month's newsletter features a conversation with University of Utah Health's Dr. Amy Locke on innovative approaches to health care policy, new data from DHHS on health inequities related to COVID-19, and an update on the work of the One Utah Health Collaborative. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform ...[ Read More ]

U of Utah Health: Detection of rare genetic mutation could lead to better diabetes treatments

| Aug 16, 2022 | Utah

A rare genetic mutation could help explain why some families are more susceptible to diabetes and kidney failure, according to a new study led by University of Utah Health scientists. They say the discovery, made within multiple generations of a single family, could ultimately lead to better treatments for these...[ Read More ]

Travis County Commissioners Court approves more thorough performance audit for Central Health in response to allegations of insufficiency

| Aug 8, 2022 | Texas

The Travis County Commissioners Court (TCCC) voted unanimously last Tuesday to conduct a more thorough third-party performance audit of Central Health (CH) after a previously planned audit was deemed to be too lax. A performance audit approved by the TCCC in late July—in response to a report raising concerns about...[ Read More ]

Texas initiates grant application process to invest $20 million in ARPA funds to build health centers in underserved communities 

| Aug 4, 2022 | Texas

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has opened grant application submissions for its Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Incubator Program. The program grants will aid eligible nonprofit and public health care providers in expanding services to underserved and uninsured Texans. “Supporting people’s access to quality health care is...[ Read More ]

Austin Public Health: Monkeypox is now considered community spread

| Jul 14, 2022 | Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – Austin Public Health (APH) reports community spread of monkeypox in Austin-Travis County as additional cases are identified and confirmed. APH continues to provide key information to the public in an effort to prevent the spread of monkeypox within the community and educate the public on preventative steps they...[ Read More ]

Black Maternal Mental Health Week begins July 19 – Shades of Blue Project will host a week-long event

| Jul 8, 2022 | Texas

With Roe v. Wade overturned, the Shades of Blue Project will host a week-long event and discuss its impact to the maternal mental health of Black women HOUSTON, Texas, July 7, 2022 — Black maternal morbidity is on the rise and the numbers are higher than originally reported.    ...[ Read More ]