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5 Things Washington: Cross-state care collaboration, Affordable housing funding, End of COVID emergency orders

| Oct 26, 2022 | Washington

Registration is now open for the 2023 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference! Register to join us at our first conference of 2023, which will be held at the Westin Seattle on Thursday, January 5th! The State of Reform team is hard at work putting together a diverse array of timely panel...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Recommendations for youth mental health, Rural workforce needs, AzHHA on decreasing hospital operating margins

| Oct 26, 2022 | Arizona

This month's newsletter includes a breakdown of recommendations presented to the Arizona House's Teen Mental Health Ad Hoc Committee, the Arizona Center for Rural Health's proposals for continuing to support the struggling rural health workforce, and insight from the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association about mitigating the decreasing financial operating...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Policy priorities in the 2023 legislative session, Q&A w/ WSHA's Gena Ahlawat, Behavioral health access

| Sep 28, 2022 | Washington

In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching" we feature details on health policy priorities for the 2023 legislative session, a Q&A with WSHA's Gena Ahlawat on hospital workforce initiatives, and a video interview with Rhonda Hauff, CEO of Yakima Neighborhood Health Services. Emily Boerger State of Reform   1. Health...[ Read More ]

Commerce awards nearly $21 million to nonprofits to operate and maintain permanent housing with services for vulnerable Washingtonians

| Sep 9, 2022 | Washington

The Washington State Department of Commerce announced $20.8 million in new grants to 81 nonprofit organizations providing the state’s most vulnerable people with permanent housing units and services. Funding will be used for operations and maintenance of 3,135 permanent housing units statewide, along with supportive services essential for people with...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: The future of Medicaid, Housing insecurity, Virtual care

| Aug 25, 2022 | Washington

We are now just two weeks out from the 2022 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference! The conference will feature 15 breakout sessions and over 50 curated speakers who will talk through some of the most pressing issues facing Washington's health care system. We're also looking forward to hearing from State Medicaid Director...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: HIE RFP, Q&A w/ John Weaver, Health disparities

| Jul 20, 2022 | Alaska

A big thank you to our Convening Panel members who recently came together to discuss the issues, speakers, and topics that will form the agenda for the 2022 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference. We're getting close to finalizing our Topical Agenda, which we will release in just a few weeks! In this...[ Read More ]