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California Healthline: Lawmaker Calls for ‘Substantive Change in Culture’ at State Health Department

Assembly member Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) yesterday called for increased transparency and accountability in the Department of Health Care Services. He has introduced three bills designed to open up dialogue between DHCS and stakeholders. DHCS officials have voiced opposition to those efforts, and took the unusual step last month to write an official letter of opposition to one … Continue reading

Examiner: UCLA reports California health by race, ethnicity

By: Robin Wulffson, M.D. On June 17, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research issued a series of clearly presented fact sheets regarding health statistics for five California major ethnic and racial groups: Caucasians, Latinos, African Americans, Asians, and American Indians/Alaska Natives. In addition the report provides detailed information on Latino and Asian subgroups. The report covers a … Continue reading

California Healthline: Committee OKs ‘Culture Change’ Spending

by David Gorn A new bill aimed at changing the culture of long-term care in part by redirecting nursing home penalty fees passed a surprisingly controversial hearing yesterday before the Assembly Committee on Health. AB 973 by Assembly member Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) would direct roughly $150,000 a year in state penalty funds collected from long-term … Continue reading

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