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5 Things Maryland: Virtual primary care, Nursing shortage, Maternal health

| Sep 30, 2021 | Maryland

It seems like the legislative session is a long ways away... Months, even! But if the most important object of the legislative session is the budget, that is a process that starts getting underway now as agencies begin pulling together their budget requests for Gov. Hogan's consideration in FY 2023....[ Read More ]

The long-term care workforce: a labor crisis

| Sep 9, 2021 | Washington

The long-term care workforce crisis is a national issue, but an especially pressing one in Washington State. With a rapidly aging population across the state, as well as a diminishing number of workers entering long-term care, the labor shortage could be detrimental to meeting the demand of the populations in...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Hospital payment report, Convening Panel, Wildfire health impacts

| Aug 11, 2021 | Oregon

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 ]

Maryland ranks second best state for nursing professionals

| Jun 3, 2021 | Maryland

Maryland ranks second behind New York as the best overall state for nursing professionals, according to a recent report by The Senior List.  The report ranks states based on 17 metrics including median annual wage, employment per 1,000 jobs, projected growth in employment and cost of living. The highest possible...[ Read More ]

Health bills to watch in Alaska's 2020 legislative session

Emily Boerger | Feb 7, 2020 | Alaska

A handful of new health-related bills have been referred to the House and Senate health committees during the first few weeks of Alaska’s 2020 legislative session. While there are several health bills carried over from the 2019 session still in committee, we’ve compiled a list of some of the newly-filed...[ Read More ]