Q&A: Valley Behavioral Health CEO discusses workforce shortage and potential new innovations
Patrick Jones | Jun 9, 2022 | Utah
Peter Weir, M.D. is the executive medical director of population health at University of Utah Health (U of U Health). Weir helps lead the Intensive Outpatient Clinic (IOC), a clinic focused on addressing the social determinants of health by integrating physical and behavioral health. Weir will speak about Utah’s continuing
Dianne Primavera is the Lieutenant Governor of Colorado and leads the Office of Saving People Money on Health Care and the Office of eHealth Innovation. She was formerly a state legislator and the CEO of Susan G. Komen Colorado. In this Q&A, Primavera discusses her work in the legislature, future
Q&A: Matt Slonaker discusses Medicaid redetermination concerns and how COVID will change Utah. Matt Slonaker is the executive director of Utah Health Policy Project (UHPP). He has been with UHPP for around ten years, aiming to bring every Utahn health insurance coverage and lower the uninsured rate. Slonaker will be
Jennifer Strohecker is Utah’s new Medicaid director. Before she was appointed by Governor Spencer Cox, Strohecker was the director of the Bureau of Healthcare Policy and Authorization and the Medicaid pharmacy director. In this Q&A, Strohecker discusses her priorities in her new role, addressing the opioid crisis in the state,
Nancy Baum is the health policy director with the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) at the University of Michigan. She leads CHRT’s health policy projects and research in health care reform, health status improvement, local public health, and behavioral health. In this Q&A, Baum discusses CHRT’s latest research
Laura Summers is the senior health care analyst at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah. She focuses on conducting research on health care data and health policy outcomes in Utah. Prior to Kem C. Gardner, she was senior director of state intelligence at Leavitt Partners.