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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 »

9 in 10 Americans Concerned Pharmaceutical Industry Will Use Coronavirus Pandemic to Raise Drug Prices

Fears abound of COVID-19 crisis worsening affordability challenges of U.S. healthcare system. WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN DIEGO, CA — June 18, 2020 — Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults are “very” (55%) or “somewhat” (33%) concerned that the pharmaceutical industry will leverage the COVID-19 pandemic to raise drug prices. Similarly, 84% are very or somewhat… Read more »