Grant renewal strengthens patient-centered outcomes research training program

Grant renewal strengthens patient-centered outcomes research training program

by Bill Snyder The federal government has renewed its support for a Health Learning System (LHS) T32 training program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that prepares researchers to discover, evaluate, and implement strategies to improve patient outcomes and ultimately, the general health of the community. Christianne Roumie, MD, MPH The traditional approach to health care … Read more

United States Senator Tillis travels to Raleigh on a mental health care program

A group of people sit around a table talking about mental health.

By Taylor Knopf North Carolina U.S. Senator Thom Tillis convened a small group of state health officials in Raleigh last week to discuss his mental health and substance use legislative agenda. Tillis hosted the meeting during the week of the first anniversary of the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the first major gun … Read more

Hansen Foundation, High Plains Mental Health Center partner for fellowship program

Hansen Foundation, High Plains Mental Health Center partner for fellowship program

HPMHC extension He saw the needs and wanted to better serve his community. But without financial assistance, Meriah Escarcega said she would not have been able to go back to school or pursue her career as an outpatient therapist. Thanks to a grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Logan, Kan., Meriah and three other … Read more

New insurer joining state Medicaid program gives Iowans more options

Liz Matney, director of Iowa Medicaid.

Beginning Saturday, Iowa’s new Medicaid insurer Molina Healthcare will administer benefits to 205,181 Iowans under Medicaid and Hawki as the insurer officially joins the state program. July 1 marks the start date for two managed care agreements with Iowa Medicaid, a joint state and federal program that funds approximately $7 billion annually in health care … Read more