Hillit Meidar-Alfi, the founder and CEO of Spatially Health, told us at the recent 2023 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference about how her organization is working to foster a better understanding of the role that social determinants of health play in healthcare delivery for many Floridians. Meidar-Alfi noted that around 74% of the … Read more

Gov. Jared Polis presented his annual State of the State address to the Colorado House of Representatives on Wednesday where he outlined the progress his administration has made on healthcare and the ongoing issues around affordability facing the state.      “Together we’ve reduced costs for healthcare coverage through Reinsurance, the Colorado Option, Omni Salud, … Read more

According to RJ Briscione, Principal at the Focus Group, addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) requires several critical elements: having reliable and current data on folks’ social needs; being on the ground and talking to people face-to-face; and the ability to adjust and make changes. Briscione guided a panel on how addressing these social … Read more

In addition to supporting the state’s health care workforce, University of Michigan Health – Michigan Medicine President and CEO T. Anthony Denton is focused on improving health equity during the coming year, according to comments he made in a podcast episode hosted by Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) CEO Brian Peters.      Denton … Read more

We are now just two weeks out from the 2022 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference! The conference will feature 15 breakout sessions and over 50 curated speakers who will talk through some of the most pressing issues facing Washington’s health care system. We’re also looking forward to hearing from State Medicaid Director Dr. Charissa Fotinos and Ingrid … Read more

Denver Health Medical Center (DHMC) was recently ranked among the top 10 socially responsible hospitals in the country by the Lown Institute. DHMC received top A grades across the board for equity, value, outcomes, and overall social responsibility. Dr. Wittenstein, who will be stepping down from her role as CEO and retiring this summer, spoke … Read more

Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF), whose service area incorporates some 11 million residents in 57 counties of East Texas including Houston and Austin, recently announced it has invested more than $21 million in new grants addressing social determinants of health to community-based organizations and clinics across the state.     Based in Houston, EHF has been … Read more

This edition of “5 Things We’re Watching” features a conversation with four state leaders on what the pandemic has taught us about health care in Maryland. We also have a Q&A on integrating behavioral health into primary care, coverage of the Maryland Oral Health Task Force’s recent meeting, and a video interview with Angelo Edge, … Read more

We are now less than two weeks out from the 2022 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference! We’re thrilled to be able to bring you 2 keynotes, 15 breakout sessions, and close to 60 curated speakers who will talk through some of the most pressing issues facing Florida’s health care system. In this edition of “5 Things … Read more

Equality Health recently announced their participation in the federal Accountable Care Organization Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (ACO REACH) value-based payment model. The program aims to promote health equity and address the social determinants of health for Medicare populations in underserved communities, said Beth Patak, Executive Director of the ACO at Equality Health.   … Read more