5 Things Alaska: HIE RFP, Q&A w/ John Weaver, Health disparities
Emily Boerger | Jul 20, 2022 | Alaska
Today the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network released a new report, “Medi-Cal Managed Care Mental Health Services: An Unfulfilled Promise for Communities of Color,” highlighting the numerous barriers and challenges Black, Indigenous, people of color and non-English speaking people face in accessing Medi-Cal mental health services from their health plan. The
While DJ is out trying to get in a well-deserved vacation, I’ll be bringing you this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the managing editor here at State of Reform where I have my eye on health care and health policy in Michigan and a number of other states.
Despite making up just four percent of Hawaii’s population, Pacific Islanders accounted for 24% of the state’s diagnosed COVID-19 cases through the end of January. During that time, Pacific Islanders also had the highest age-adjusted mortality rate in the state at 319.6 deaths per 100,000 population. The next highest mortality
President Biden announced on Wednesday that Victor Joseph, of Tanana, Alaska, will join the administration’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. Joseph is one of just 12 non-federal members from across the country named to serve on the task force. The COVID pandemic has disproportionately impacted certain communities, with
The Commonwealth Fund released its 2020 Scorecard on State Health System Performance on Friday, offering a state-by-state comparison on a broad range of health indicators. These recent findings include data collected prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new scorecard includes a total of 49 measurements which are grouped into four
A new assessment of opioid prescribing patterns in California was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association earlier this month. The study by UCLA, looked at racial and ethnic disparities in opioid prescribing in California. Noting that the current opioid epidemic has hit low-income white communities