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5 Things Michigan: Cost drivers, Capitol insiders, Integrating the social determinants of health

| May 14, 2021 | Michigan

We are two weeks out from our 2021 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on May 27th. So, we're putting the finishing touches on our agenda, and confirming the last of our more than 60 speakers! It's going to be an amazing event, and we are very excited to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Public option pushback, Vaccine disparities, Health policy on the move

| Mar 9, 2021 | Colorado

The goal of this newsletter is to provide our readers with a unique market and policy briefing of some of the most important topics in Colorado health care and health policy. If you find one of two items in this free newsletter helpful, we would appreciate you sharing this with...[ Read More ]

OHA releases report adding to data on racial disparities in COVID-19 testing and treatment

| Feb 24, 2021 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released a report on Friday detailing the racial inequities and language barriers of  COVID-19 care. The report found a significant “inequitable impact” of cases and health care resources amongst many underprivileged communities.  Hispanics and African Americans were disproportionately impacted, according to study with less access...[ Read More ]

Experts talk solutions to racial health disparities in Utah and beyond

| Jan 15, 2021 | Utah

Medicaid expansion and fixing pre-existing structural inequities are crucial to implementing effective solutions to health disparities, according to a panel of subject area experts at the Utah Health Policy Project’s Health Care Solutions for Utahns conference. On this panel, Jamila Michener, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University, Ciriac...[ Read More ]

Native Alaskans and Pacific Islanders experiencing disproportionate COVID cases and hospitalizations

Emily Boerger | Aug 14, 2020 | Alaska

Pacific Islanders and Native Alaskans are experiencing disproportionately higher positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Alaska, according to the latest data from the state. During a press conference Tuesday, Alaska Chief Medical Officer Anne Zink, MD, described the some of the recent COVID trends related to race and ethnicity in...[ Read More ]