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Experts talk solutions to racial health disparities in Utah and beyond

| Jan 15, 2021 | Utah

Medicaid expansion and fixing pre-existing structural inequities are crucial to implementing effective solutions to health disparities, according to a panel of subject area experts at the Utah Health Policy Project’s Health Care Solutions for Utahns conference. On this panel, Jamila Michener, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University, Ciriac...[ Read More ]

PBGH releases poll results on COVID-19 and health inequities

Emily Boerger | Aug 19, 2020 | California, Washington

The Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) on Wednesday released results from a survey evaluating employers’ plans to return employees to work amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, which reflects responses from 15 large employers who provide health benefits to approximately 4 million employees and their dependents, also inquired about...[ 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 ]

Video & highlights from “5 Slides: How philanthropy is addressing COVID-19”

Emily Boerger | May 28, 2020 | Federal

On Wednesday we held our “5 Slides: How philanthropy is addressing COVID-19” virtual convening. The conversation featured Elena Marks, CEO, Episcopal Health Foundation, Steve Williams, COO, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, and Sarah Lyman, Executive Director, Alliance Healthcare Foundation. During the conversation, the three leaders described the inequities and outcome disparities seen in...[ Read More ]