In this interview, Marisa Bono, CEO of Every Texan, spoke with State of Reform about the challenges of Medicaid redeterminations, her priorities for the next legislative session, and the future of her organization. Bono will be speaking on the “Housing, Food Insecurity, & More: Supporting the Social Service Needs of Texans” panel at the 2024 … Read more

In December, the Texas Hospital Association (THA) and Texas Nurses Association (TNA) released a Workplace Violence Prevention Toolkit, which is meant to help healthcare facilities protect their workers. The toolkit outlines four different types of violence in the healthcare setting: patient-on-worker violence, worker-on-worker violence, personal relationship violence (where the perpetrator has a relationship with their … Read more

Sima Ladjevardian, Region Six Director for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), outlined the agency’s health policy priorities for the region during a presentation at the 2023 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference in Austin last week.     HHS Region Six encompasses Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Ladjevardian … Read more

August 26, 2022 New Plan Calls for $85M Spending Increase in Patient Services (AUSTIN) — Central Health is proposing numerous, significant expansions to healthcare services for Travis County residents with low income in its Fiscal Year 2023 budget. These expansions are the direct result of years of planning, culminating in the recently adopted Healthcare Equity … Read more