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New report offers recommendations for addressing health disparities for AA and NHPI communities

| Jul 12, 2022 | California

State agencies collaborating with community-based organizations (CBOs) and investing in culturally competent care will improve health outcomes for Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities in California, according to a newly released policy report by AAPI Data, in partnership with the UCLA Center for Health Policy...[ Read More ]

Maricopa County Public Health Awards Community Groups Nearly $6M to Address Health Disparities

| Jul 8, 2022 | Arizona

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted many health disparities across the globe, and Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) is supporting organizations who can address disparities that are occurring right here in Maricopa County. MCDPH was awarded a grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to address health disparities...[ Read More ]

Addressing structurally racist policies is key to promoting health equity in Michigan, experts say

| May 11, 2022 | Michigan

Addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) is an important step in addressing racism as a public health challenge, according to health equity experts in Michigan. But, it is also about the dismantling of unwritten social structures affecting health.  At our 2022 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference, three...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Vaccine policy, Undocumented coverage gap, Maternal health disparities

| Mar 2, 2022 | California

Happy March! This newsletter includes an update on health legislation we're monitoring, the Legislative Analyst's Office's input on Gov. Newsom's budget proposals, and Blue Shield's efforts to reduce maternal and infant health disparities. Thank you for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform         1. Policy movement in the legislature...[ Read More ]

Q&A: MPCA health equity director points out role of implicit bias in health care

| Mar 2, 2022 | Michigan

Debbie Edokpolo is the director of health equity and social justice at the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA). She was originally the deputy health officer for the Ingham County Health Department.  Edokpolo will be speaking on the topic of racism as a public health issue at our 2022 Michigan State...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Prefiled bills, Safe staffing, Detailed Agenda

| Dec 16, 2021 | Washington

We are excited to announce that we recently opened up registration for the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference. The event is coming up on February 17 and will be fully virtual, allowing attendees from across the country to participate! This conference will feature conversations on federal health policy,...[ Read More ]