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5 Things Utah: Q&A w/ Jennifer Strohecker, Social services funding, Public health trust

| Feb 16, 2022 | Utah

This newsletter features a conversation with the newly appointed state Medicaid director, coverage of the proposed FY 2022-2023 social services budget, and insight from a policy expert on the status of trust in public health. Thanks, as always, for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform    1. Q&A: Medicaid Director...[ Read More ]

The state of Utahns' trust in public health organizations

| Feb 9, 2022 | Utah

A Harvard University poll reported only 52% of Americans had trust in national public health agencies during the pandemic, while just 41% had trust in local and state agencies. Derek Monson, vice president of policy at Sutherland Institute, says this is due to increasing polarization in political spheres and ongoing...[ Read More ]

Public Health Researchers Join Statewide Initiative to Prepare for Climate Impacts

| Feb 4, 2022 | Arizona

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health are partnering with organizations across the state to implement interventions aimed at protecting Arizonans from heat hazards thanks to $2 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Heidi Brown, PhD, MPH, is an...[ Read More ]

Future of public health funding on the table in California's budget negotiations

| Jun 14, 2021 | California

As part of the California Legislature’s ongoing budget negotiations, lawmakers are working to develop a long-term funding plan for the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) as one-time federal public health funding diminishes. Lawmakers have until Tuesday at midnight to pass their version of the budget -- which may feature...[ Read More ]

Public health funding will improve service, outcomes in Washington State

| May 26, 2021 | Washington

Public health support and outcomes are set to improve for all people across Washington state now that Governor Jay Inslee has signed the budget recently passed by the Washington State Legislature. The budget for the current biennium, and future budgets, will allow the Department of Health (DOH), along with its...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Legislators shaping health policy, Maternal mortality, "Chronic COVID"

| May 4, 2021 | Maryland

We are super excited to be kicking off our 2021 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference next week! Because we feature things in this newsletter that we think are worth watching in Maryland health care, and because we know many of those topics are teed up on the agenda next...[ Read More ]