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Top-notch community health care emerges in New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina ... - USA TODAY

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Top-notch community health care emerges in New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina ...
USA TODAY
Following the catastrophic hurricane, health care administrators and providers strategized to make their public health system more resilient in a disaster, and focused on improving patient delivery to the city's indigent population—a change that ...
How post-Katrina New Orleans transformed its health care systemBoston Globe

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How Two Harvard Grads Want To Change The Face Of Health Insurance - Forbes

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How Two Harvard Grads Want To Change The Face Of Health Insurance
Forbes
Health insurers are consolidating left and right. Anthem WLP +% is buying Cigna CI -0.73% for $57 billion, Aetna AET -0.86% is buying Humana HUM +0.00% for $37 billion. The giants are claiming that this will be great for consumers: “The combination ...

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Fighting Bad Guys With Health System Consolidation - Forbes

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Fighting Bad Guys With Health System Consolidation
Forbes
A health system C-suite executive that we work with at AVIA who has had significant success in consolidating in a large market recently told me that “we have to grow, there is no other way… those that achieve scale will have the flexibility to change ...


Knocking on doors to improve New Haven residents' health - FOX CT

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Knocking on doors to improve New Haven residents' health
FOX CT
NEW HAVEN — Residents of New Haven suffer from higher rates of chronic diseases than the national average. Now, Yale University is assisting the city in getting a handle on its health through an upcoming survey. The effort is part of a long-term ...


UCare asks judge for spot in Minnesota's public health programs - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune

UCare asks judge for spot in Minnesota's public health programs
Minneapolis Star Tribune
When evaluating bids put forward by health plans, DHS says 55 county boards recommended UCare as a health plan option, while 32 did not. Currently, UCare is an option for Medicaid enrollees in 62 counties, and MinnesotaCare enrollees in 71 counties.

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Hawkins Health Dept. offers info, as well as cake and ice cream at 'Baby Shower' - Kingsport Times News

Kingsport Times News

Hawkins Health Dept. offers info, as well as cake and ice cream at 'Baby Shower'
Kingsport Times News
ROGERSVILLE — There was cake and ice cream, and even a few gifts, but the main purpose of Friday's first annual Hawkins County Health Department “Baby Shower” was to provide moms and future moms with “a wealth of information.” Moms streamed in ...


Protecting your health during flood damage cleanup - KSFY

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Protecting your health during flood damage cleanup
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The recent heavy rains have left some Sioux Falls residents with plenty of cleanup on their flooded properties. With people starting to clean up and repair their homes, the Sioux Falls Health Department would like to offer simple precautions to help ...

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State nonprofit seeks funding for public health - Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis Star

State nonprofit seeks funding for public health
Indianapolis Star
Indiana is one of 10 states that spend the fewest dollars on public health. Now the state legislature may have a way to ease that sting without opening its wallet: create a nonprofit that will ask private individuals and corporations to donate to ...

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Mental health review of prisons offers recommendations for improvements - Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln Journal Star

Mental health review of prisons offers recommendations for improvements
Lincoln Journal Star
Dr. Bruce Gage of the Washington State Department of Corrections provided a 38-page detailed review of inmate mental health services offered through the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services and also suggested a vision of what the department ...

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EPA to investigate civil rights complaint against Jefferson County health ... - AL.com

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EPA to investigate civil rights complaint against Jefferson County health ...
AL.com
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Civil Rights has agreed to investigate a complaint filed by Alabama clean air advocacy group GASP against the Jefferson County Department of Health for alleged civil rights violations related to air ...