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5 Things Maryland: Total cost of care growth, Health & the elections, 988 launch

| Jul 27, 2022 | Maryland

In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching," we feature the latest data on the total cost of care growth in Maryland, a story on health and the gubernatorial election, and a Q&A with Jonathan Dayton, Executive Director of the Maryland Rural Health Association. Thank you for reading! Emily Boerger...[ 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 ]

Subcommittee passes "Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act"

Emily Boerger | Nov 5, 2021 | Federal, Florida

The Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on Wednesday passed the “Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act.” The legislation, which was co-sponsored by Florida Congressman Gus Bilirakis, aims to utilize data mapping to identify areas where poor maternal health rates overlap with low broadband access. The goal,...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Office of Rural Health director discusses the workforce pipeline and access challenges for rural communities

| Oct 15, 2021 | Utah

Ashley Moretz is the director of the Office of Primary Care & Rural Health at the Utah Department of Health. He has been the director since Feb. 2020 and aims to improve health care access to rural, underserved communities in Utah.  In this Q&A, Moretz discusses the challenge of workforce...[ Read More ]

Virginia health leaders advocate for statewide health equity

| Aug 26, 2021

Over 30 leaders in the Commonwealth's health care sphere, including elected officials, health insurance plans and providers, and health policy academia, met Thursday for a cross-disciplinary “strategy dialogue” on improving Virginia health equity. Panelists discussed topics such as payment parity, affordable housing, broadband access, and education at the 2021 Virtual...[ Read More ]

Rural communities still struggling to get vaccines

| Feb 10, 2021

In an emotional testimony to House Committee on Health, Rep. Michael Wray shared how the vaccination process is impacting rural North Carolinians. To him, it’s personal. A family member came down with coronavirus, a situation that was difficult for him and his relatives. “[The virus] is pretty emotional for a...[ Read More ]