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Arizona’s Vaccine Management System Honored for State Government IT Innovation

| Oct 13, 2021 | Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) vaccine scheduling and administration system developed for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been honored for a second time among state government information technology innovations. Developed by ADHS and MTX Group and using Google Cloud, the system is one of 38 projects selected from...[ Read More ]

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield invests an additional $2.2M in COVID-19 relief and equitable vaccine efforts

| Oct 5, 2021 | Maryland

[On Monday], CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), a not-for-profit and the largest healthcare company in the mid-Atlantic region, announced an additional $2.2 million in grants supporting COVID-19 relief, recovery and equitable vaccination efforts for communities in the region. Overall, the company has contributed $8 million since 2020 to organizations on the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Q&A w/ Dr. Rob Darzynkiewicz, Medicaid funding forecast, Abortion legislation

| Sep 7, 2021 | Florida

Now that all of Florida's kids have been back in school for about a month, it appears that the incidence of COVID in kids 12 and younger may exceed that of all adults in the state. Cases among kids seem to be surging, offsetting the now pretty significant decline among adults....[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Q&A w/Melissa Freigang, Hospital transparency, COVID in nursing homes

| Aug 18, 2021 | Utah

It's an odd time in COVID. Public opinion has turned gloomy, with Gallup reporting that more people are pessimistic about the future of COVID and getting the disease than are optimistic. That's the first time since January that more folks are worried than hopeful. Moreover, 1 in 3 vaccinated individuals are...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Q&A w/Sen. Jim Smallwood, Early Bird rates ending, New regional HIE

| Aug 12, 2021 | Colorado

It’s an odd time in COVID. Public opinion has turned gloomy, with Gallup reporting that more people are pessimistic about the future of COVID and getting the disease than are optimistic. That’s the first time since January that more folks are worried than hopeful. Moreover, 1 in 3 vaccinated individuals are...[ Read More ]

Mott national poll on children's health finds parents are hesitant to give their child the COVID-19 vaccine

| Jul 29, 2021 | Michigan

Michigan Medicine’s C.S Mott Children’s Hospital released a poll report on parents’ views and decisions on whether to get their child the COVID-19 vaccine. This national poll reported that parents of children ages 3-11, who are not currently eligible for the vaccines, are roughly split 50-50 on whether they want...[ Read More ]