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

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and West Health Policy Center Show Where Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Facilities Differs for Black and White Residents WASHINGTON, DC – FEB 4, 2021 — 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… Read more »

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN DIEGO, CA — In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden vowed that “help is on the way” to a nation grappling with a pandemic that has already claimed over 420,000 lives and counting. However, despite the promise of a better future, 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.

California Foundation Leaders Congratulate Gov. Newsom on the State’s Release of the Master Plan for Aging

SACRAMENTO, Calif., January 6, 2021 – Leaders from eight California foundations applaud Governor Gavin Newsom’s release of the Master Plan for Aging (Master Plan), outlining a visionary, 10-year blueprint that seeks to build an equitable California where everyone has the opportunity to age with dignity and independence in the place that they call home. With… Read more »

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 Lebanon, NH – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH), New Hampshire’s only academic health system serving nearly 2 million patients across northern New England, and West Health, a family of nonprofit and nonpartisan… Read more »

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

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and West Health Policy Center Develop Mapping-Tool to Identify Counties Where Residents May Face Access Issues WASHINGTON, DC – DEC. 16, 2020 — As the biggest vaccination effort in U.S. history gets underway, several states may not have a sufficient number of facilities in some areas to administer the… Read more »

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

Experts from leading academic institutions to provide independent analysis of policies designed to lower drug costs and spending WASHINGTON, DC – Dec. 7, 2020 — The West Health Policy Center, a nonprofit and nonpartisan policy research and education organization, announced today the formation of the Council for Informed Drug Spending Analysis (CIDSA), a group made up… Read more »

1 in 2 Americans Fear a Major Health Event Could Lead to Bankruptcy

West Health-Gallup U.S. Healthcare Survey Finds Growing Fears of Financial Ruin Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic SAN DIEGO AND WASHINGTON, DC — September 1, 2020 – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put lives and livelihoods at risk, 1 in 2 Americans say they fear a major health event could lead them to file for bankruptcy,… Read more »