PRESS RELEASE
February 11, 2021

New COVID-19 Vaccine Site for Vulnerable Seniors at West PACE in San Marcos

A new COVID-19 vaccination site designed specifically for the community’s most vulnerable seniors opened today, Thursday, Feb. 11, at West PACE in northern San Diego County. The appointment-only site located at 1706 Descanso Ave. in San Marcos will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (including holidays).

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PRESS RELEASE
February 4, 2021

Where Black Americans Will Travel Farther Than Whites For COVID-19 Vaccination

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and West Health Policy Center found that in many parts of the country, Black people are less likely than white people to live near a pharmacy, clinic, hospital or health center that can administer COVID-19 vaccines.

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PRESS RELEASE
January 28, 2021

Overwhelming Majority of Americans Skeptical Healthcare Costs Will Fall Anytime Soon as Biden Begins Presidency

A new survey from West Health and Gallup finds Americans remain largely skeptical that issues as varied as managing the COVID-19 crisis, lowering healthcare costs, improving the economy, fixing immigration and addressing climate change, will improve anytime soon.

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PRESS RELEASE
January 6, 2021

West Health Joins California Foundations in Hailing Master Plan for Aging

Governor Gavin Newsom released California’s first Master Plan for Aging to serve as a 10-year blueprint to guide state and local government, communities, private organizations, and philanthropies in building communities that promote healthy aging.

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PRESS RELEASE
January 6, 2021

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and West Health Bring Geriatric Emergency Room Care and Telemedicine to Rural New England

Four hospitals in New Hampshire and Vermont to receive training, education and telehealth support from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the nation’s soon-to-be first rural geriatric emergency department.

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PRESS RELEASE
December 16, 2020

Some States May Lack Facilities for Administering COVID-19 Vaccine to Residents

New University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and West Health Policy Center study reveals several states may not have a sufficient number of facilities to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to all residents who want it. 

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November 19, 2020

Gary and Mary West Receive Highest Award from UC San Diego

University of California, San Diego awards Gary and Mary West the 2020 Chancellor’s Medal for empowering access to high-quality, affordable health and support services for older adults in San Diego and around the country.

PRESS RELEASE
December 7, 2020

West Health announces formation of Council for Informed Drug Spending Analysis (CIDSA)

CIDSA will serve as a resource for policymakers, news media and the public seeking objective information and analysis of policies aimed at lowering prescription drug prices and managing drug spending.

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PRESS RELEASE
November 19, 2020

More Than 1.1 Million Medicare Recipients Could Die Due to the Inability to Afford Their Medications

A new study released by West Health Policy Center finds more than 1.1 million Medicare patients could die over the next decade because they cannot afford to pay for their prescription medications. As medical conditions worsen, Medicare will spend an extra $177.4 billion.

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