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Texas Health Resources celebrates 25th anniversary – State of Reform

Joining of three hospital systems created healthcare organization that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources celebrates its 25th anniversary on this month, commemorating the coming together of three hospital systems – Presbyterian Healthcare Resources, Harris Methodist Health System and Arlington Memorial Hospital.   …

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NYC schools ‘not equipped’ to support student mental health, state audit finds

New York City public schools are not “equipped” to support students’ mental health — and previously misled parents about what programs are available to kids in need, according to a report by the state comptroller released Thursday. The four-year audit found that the Department of Education lacks the staff and training to support the wellbeing …

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5 Things Alaska: Workforce grants, Health care spending, Overdose death increase – State of Reform

My name is Eli Kirshbaum and I’m a Senior Reporter/Editor here at State of Reform. Emily is out on vacation this week, so I’m stepping in to write her newsletters while she’s gone. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or comments during her time off—I’d be happy to …

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ITUP regional workgroups say DHCS needs to improve communication regarding CalAIM implementation – State of Reform

The Insure The Uninsured Project (ITUP) recently wrapped up their 2022 regional workgroups, which held stakeholder conversations throughout the state to hear about their experiences with the first year of CalAIM implementation.   Get the latest state-specific policy intelligence for the health care sector delivered to your inbox.   ITUP Executive Director …

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From Sea to Shining Sea: State Palliative Care Laws Yield Mixed Results

Stretching back more than a decade, a rising number of states have passed laws designed to raise awareness of hospice and palliative care, but to date, few if any have achieved measurable results. The reasons for this run the gamut. During the past two years, for instance, state governments and health care organizations have been …

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New York State Announces Health Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus Program Requiring Employers to Administer Bonuses

On August 3, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the opening of the $1.2 billion dollar Health Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus Program aimed at rewarding and retaining frontline healthcare and mental hygiene workers. Passed as part of the FY2023 New York State Budget in April 2022, this program requires that eligible health …

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Abortion ban in South Carolina temporarily blocked by state Supreme Court

The South Carolina state Supreme Court temporarily blocked the state’s six-week abortion ban from taking effect on Wednesday, a decision that came on the same day that the state legislature advanced legislation on a near-total ban on the medical procedure. The state’s high court ruled on Wednesday to temporarily block the state’s current law, which …

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Rally for mental health services in Killingly held at state capitol

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Killingly residents got together for a rally at the state capitol Wednesday to continue a push for a mental health clinic at the high school. This comes as the Connecticut Department of Education is investigating into the Killingly Board of Education and demanding answers to why their request for a mental …

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Abortion ban in South Carolina temporarily blocked by state Supreme Court

The South Carolina state Supreme Court temporarily blocked the state’s six-week abortion ban from taking effect on Wednesday, a decision that came on the same day that the state legislature advanced legislation on a near-total ban on the medical procedure. The state’s high court ruled on Wednesday to temporarily block the state’s current law, which …

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Health officials working to speed up resolution process for sexual misconduct complaints against Washington health care providers – State of Reform

Washington health officials are working to establish processes that would help lead to quicker resolutions of sexual misconduct complaints against health care providers.   Get the latest state-specific policy intelligence for the health care sector delivered to your inbox.   The state’s Department of Health (DOH) is implementing recommendations to expedite its …

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