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Colorado voters to decide fate of Healthy School Meals for All program on the November ballot

| Oct 27, 2022 | Colorado

On November 8th, voters in Colorado will decide the fate of Proposition FF, a ballot measure created by the recently passed House Bill 1414 to provide healthy meals for public school students.      Under the proposal, tax deductions on higher incomes would be restructured so that the revenue can...[ Read More ]

Survey finds majority of Texans believe more state funding for social determinants of health is needed

| Oct 19, 2022 | Texas

According to the results of a new state survey, 56% of Texans say health insurance should cover non-medical factors such as access to food and housing.      A majority (65%) of respondents also said more state funding to address these factors, often referred to as social determinants of health...[ Read More ]

North Texas panel advocates for more required SDOH services for Medicaid managed care organizations

| Oct 13, 2022 | Texas

During the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Conference, a panel of experts outlined the need for Texas to establish more robust requirements for managed care organizations (MCO) to address social determinants of health.     Stephen Palmer, Managing Principal for Health Management Associates’ Austin office, said the state’s comprehensive...[ Read More ]

First-of-its-kind facility to provide housing and health care to the homeless in downtown Denver

| Oct 10, 2022 | Colorado

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) opened a new facility in downtown Denver on Thursday that will provide both housing and health care to people experiencing homelessness.     The Renaissance Legacy Lofts and Stout Street Recuperative Care Center is the first mixed-use housing development in the state to...[ Read More ]

CDHS hires new chief equity, diversity, and inclusion officer

| Sep 23, 2022 | Colorado

Dr. Sandy Ho has been hired as chief equity, diversity, and inclusion officer for the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS).   For more than two decades, Dr. Ho has contributed to and been recognized at the regional and state levels for advocacy and championing transformational equity, diversity, and inclusion...[ Read More ]

State of Reform returns to North Texas in-person for its annual health policy conference 

| Sep 19, 2022 | Texas

After being virtual for 2020 and 2021, the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference returns  in person at the Irving Convention Center in Dallas on Tuesday, September 27th.      Dr. Fred Cerise, President & Chief Executive Officer of Parkland Health & Hospital System, is scheduled for...[ Read More ]