The Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) launched the first phase of transitioning health services for incarcerated individuals from the Utah Department of Corrections (UDC) to DHHS by announcing a new sub-agency this month, the Division of Correctional Health Services (DCHS).     DHHS reports the transition is expected to conclude by July … Read more

The Illinois Legislature passed House Bill 1298, the state’s omnibus Medicaid legislation, during the 2023 legislative session, securing notable funding for Medicaid programs along with other targeted healthcare reforms that address areas such as access and children’s mental health.     The legislation outlines overall state spending provisions for the Medicaid program, including reimbursement rates … Read more

A measure by Colorado Democrats proposing to conduct a study of a statewide publicly financed or universal healthcare system with direct compensation to providers failed in this year’s legislative session, which ended on May 8th.     House Bill 1209 called for the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) to administer the policy analysis and … Read more

Utah Rep. Norm Thurston (R – Provo) recently shared his outlook on the upcoming legislative session with State of Reform, saying his top health policy priorities are sufficiently funding services for people with disabilities and ensuring an adequate supply of mental and physical health professionals across the spectrum of care.      Thurston is optimistic … Read more

Denver Health Medical Center (DHMC) was recently ranked among the top 10 socially responsible hospitals in the country by the Lown Institute. DHMC received top A grades across the board for equity, value, outcomes, and overall social responsibility. Dr. Wittenstein, who will be stepping down from her role as CEO and retiring this summer, spoke … Read more