Hawaii Health Care Employers Call for Reduced Use of Travel Nurses, Hire More “Clinical Educators,” and Undertake High School Staffing Efforts to Respond to Persistent Workforce Shortages – State of the Fix

Healthcare workforce professionals in Hawaii discussed initiatives designed to attract much-needed workers to the field during the… State of Repair Hawaii 2023 Health Policy Conference. Get the latest state-specific policy intelligence for the healthcare sector delivered to your inbox. Jana Hoscheid, director of healthcare workforce development for the Hawaii Health Care Association (HAH), noted Healthcare … Read more

CLE groups are working together to develop cameras that use artificial intelligence to slow down illegal dumping

CLEVELAND — Illegal dumping is off to a fast start in Cleveland in 2023, and so is the city in its effort to combat the perennial problem by developing monitoring systems using artificial intelligence. The city has teamed up with Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University through the Internet of Things, or IOT … Read more

Ohio State athletics revenue sets a new record for fiscal year 2022

The Ohio Department of Sports reported that revenue exceeded a quarter of a billion dollars during fiscal year 2022 as it rebounded from a decline recorded during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. The department disclosed Thursday that it drew $251.6 million over the course of the fiscal year running from July 1, 2021 to … Read more

Utah bill proposes expanding dental care coverage to adults under Medicaid – reform state

Senate Bill 19a measure that would extend dental benefits under Medicaid to adults 21 and older, was introduced in the House of Representatives after passing the Senate by a vote of 19-0, with 10 abstentions, on Monday. Get the latest state-specific policy intelligence for the healthcare sector delivered to your inbox. Sponsored by Sen. Evan … Read more

Ohio State athletics revenue sets a new record for fiscal year 2022

The Ohio Department of Sports reported that revenue topped just over a quarter of a billion dollars during fiscal year 2022 as it rebounded from a decline recorded during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. The department disclosed Thursday that it drew $251.6 million over the course of the fiscal year running from July 1, … Read more

With state funding, Burlington is close to launching a mental health crisis response team

Burlington is close to launching a new crisis response team to be run by the Howard Center. Photo by Patrick Crowley/VTDigger With the guarantee of a government grant, Burlington is close to rolling out a Crisis Response Team this year to help with mental health emergencies. Mayor Miro Weinberger announced to City Council Monday night … Read more

The Chief Justice calls on the state to “join forces” to solve the homelessness and mental health crisis

Mark Rechtenwald, president of the state court system, has called for more funding for conversion programs. Hawaii Chief Justice Mark Rechtenwald compared the looming challenges of resolving the state’s mental health and homelessness crises to the giant North Shore waves faced by Eddie Aikau, whose namesake surfing competition was held for the first time in … Read more

With state funding, Burlington is close to launching a mental health crisis response team

Burlington is close to launching a new crisis response team to be run by the Howard Center. Photo by Patrick Crowley/VTDigger With the guarantee of a government grant, Burlington is close to rolling out a Crisis Response Team this year to help with mental health emergencies. Mayor Miro Weinberger announced to City Council Monday night … Read more

State troopers, misled by a false court order, detain the headmaster for a mental health check

Jim Cockrell, Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, speaks in Wasilla at the May 3, 2022, press conference. Cockerill ordered an investigation after soldiers mistakenly arrested a school principal for a mental health test. (Photo by Erith Rosen/Alaska Beacon) State troopers mistakenly arrested the 2022 Alaska Director of the Year for a mental … Read more

Ohio State offense of 2023: 8 thoughts on the Buckeyes’ explosive offense

Spring practice is sure to bring a lot of questions to the Ohio State offense. The wide receiver corps is arguably the best in the country, but there are still unknowns. Who will play quarterback? How is the offensive line formed? And how will the hierarchy be settled backwards? The Buckeyes have averaged over 40 … Read more