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5 Things Oregon: 2022 legislative concepts, Homelessness pilot program, Nursing workforce

| Jan 13, 2022 | Oregon

In our first 2022 edition of "5 Things We're Watching," we feature some of the conversations taking place ahead of the 2022 legislative session. We have a Q&A with Rep. Andrea Salinas, coverage of two committee meetings that took place this week during Legislative Committee Days, and a conversation about...[ Read More ]

Rep. Jason Kropf's homelessness pilot proposal

| Jan 12, 2022 | Oregon

A proposed pilot program from Rep. Jason Kropf would create regional collaboratives between cities and counties to try and better address homelessness. The proposal, LC 218, would build out a pilot project to provide local coordination between cities and counties to tackle homelessness. These pilot sites would each receive $1...[ Read More ]

Governor Ducey Announces $40.7 Million To Expand Affordable Housing, Combat Homelessness

| Nov 11, 2021 | Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey today [Nov. 4] announced $40.7 million to provide transitional housing for Arizonans, including members of the Native American community and those with special needs. “We’re making targeted investments to ensure Arizonans in need have a hand up, not a hand out,” said Governor Ducey. “These funds will...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Value-driven systems of care, Republican leadership, Vaccine hesitancy

| Aug 25, 2021 | Alaska

We are very excited to be joining everyone again at State of Reform again this year. I'm disappointed it won't be in person, something I know we would all prefer if things were different. But, with new cases now much higher in Alaska than previously, and only 47% of Alaskans...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Q&A w/Melissa Freigang, Hospital transparency, COVID in nursing homes

| Aug 18, 2021 | Utah

It's an odd time in COVID. Public opinion has turned gloomy, with Gallup reporting that more people are pessimistic about the future of COVID and getting the disease than are optimistic. That's the first time since January that more folks are worried than hopeful. Moreover, 1 in 3 vaccinated individuals are...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Prosperity Center of Excellence acts as "thought leaders" in poverty and homelessness prevention strategies

| Aug 16, 2021 | Utah

Melissa Freigang is the founding director of the Prosperity Center of Excellence at Weber County, which works directly with the Weber-Morgan Health Department to assist in alleviating intergenerational poverty and homelessness while promoting strategies to prevent homelessness and connecting impoverished families with needed services. In this Q&A, Freigang talks with...[ Read More ]