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Melanie Dallas: Highland Rivers will implement a new model

Melanie Dallas: Highland Rivers will implement a new model

It’s no secret that we in the public sector use a lot of abbreviations: CSB, which stands for Community Service Board, a Georgia public safety net behavioral health service provider, such as Highland Rivers Behavioral Health ; DBHDD, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, which is Georgia’s statewide behavioral health agency; and SAMHSA, …

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Texas AG Ken Paxton lawsuit frustrates Biden's agenda on immigration and health care

Texas AG Ken Paxton lawsuit frustrates Biden’s agenda on immigration and health care

AUSTIN — After securing a third term, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton plans to continue his relentless legal assault on President Joe Biden’s agenda that has previously stymied Democrats’ approach to immigration and care health. In Texas, judges ruled in favor of Paxton to block federal COVID-19 vaccination mandates in Head Start programs, suspend LGBT …

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Bill would ban sex reassignment treatment for those under 21

Bill would ban sex reassignment treatment for those under 21

Superficially, Americans and their lawmakers accept and understand LGBTQ+ people more now than they did ten years ago. The 2015 Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage is one of the most tangible and significant victories for LGBTQ+ rights, but the 2015 decision only directly protected lesbian, gay, and bisexual cisgender people. At least 19 …

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Stephen F. Gambescia: Marijuana normalization misses the science

Stephen F. Gambescia: Marijuana normalization misses the science

STEPHEN F. GAMBESCIA InsideSources More and more state legislators are on the verge of legalizing “recreational” marijuana beyond its medical use. Surprisingly, few healthcare and public health groups or leaders are pushing back on what will likely be our next public health crisis. While opinion polls show that the public is open to the use …

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Oklahoma lawmakers want clarification on use of mail-order drugs for abortions

Oklahoma lawmakers want clarification on use of mail-order drugs for abortions

OKLAHOMA CITY — Lawmakers are asking the state’s attorney general to determine whether it’s legal for women in Oklahoma to get drugs by mail to help them end a pregnancy on their own. State Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, said that although abortion has been “banned” in Oklahoma, women can still acquire pills through the mail …

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Promoting Healthy Competition - Competition Bureau Digital Health Care Market Study

Promoting Healthy Competition – Competition Bureau Digital Health Care Market Study

The COVID-19 pandemic has reignited interest in modernizing Canada’s health care system. For its part, the Competition Bureau (“desk”) undertook a digital health care market study, examining how pro-competitive policies can foster innovation and provide greater choice and access to digital health care services for Canadians. After consulting with a range of stakeholders, the Bureau …

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MHP Trooper claims he was fired for seeking mental health resources

MHP Trooper claims he was fired for seeking mental health resources

The Montana Department of Justice said this week it is investigating a former state trooper’s allegations that he was fired after seeking help to manage his post-traumatic stress disorder related to at work. Zach Miller alleged in a wrongful discharge lawsuit filed in Lewis and Clark County District Court last week that he was fired …

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Oklahoma lawmakers want clarification on use of mail-order drugs for abortions

Oklahoma lawmakers want clarification on use of mail-order drugs for abortions

OKLAHOMA CITY — Lawmakers are asking the state’s attorney general to determine whether it’s legal for women in Oklahoma to get drugs by mail to help them end a pregnancy on their own. State Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, said that although abortion has been “banned” in Oklahoma, women can still acquire pills through the mail …

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