NursingHygienists Brace for Pitched Battles With Dentists in Fights Over Practice Laws
Illinois trails many other states in allowing dental hygienists unsupervised contact with patients. In Colorado, on the extreme end, hygienists...
Covid-19Children With Disabilities Face Special Back-to-School Challenges
The return to school raises particular health issues for children with disabilities who are at increased risk for serious bouts...
Covid-19What Will It Take to Boost Vaccinations? The Scene From Kentucky's Back Roads
Kentucky is in the midst of a COVID-19 wildfire sparing no part of the state; new case counts topped 4,000...
Human ResourcesWatch: Going Beyond the Script of 'Dopesick' and America's Real-Life Opioid Crisis
The Hulu series dovetails with the broader reality KFF's journalists and analysts have been documenting in their work for the...
InnovationQ&A: How Will California's New 988 Mental Health Line Actually Work?
States are required to have some version of the 988 system up and running by July 2022. But the actual...
Covid-19COVID Testing, Turnaround Times Are Still Uneven This Far Into Pandemic
A fragmented testing system, complicated logistics, technician burnout and squirrelly spikes in demand are contributing to this bumpy ride.
StrategyReluctant Localities Are Being Dragged Into Court to Fix Sidewalks for People With Disabilities
In Baltimore and many other communities across the U.S., there has been widespread noncompliance with parts of the ADA.
PayerHealth Industry Wields Power in California's High-Stakes Battle to Lower Healthcare Costs
Lobbyist used their political clout and close ties with the governor to devise a friendlier alternative that doctors, hospitals and...
StrategyFrom Sewers to Golf Courses, Cities See Green With New Federal COVID Relief Dollars
The American Rescue Plan Act provides $130 billion to cities and counties ? with few restrictions on how the money...
Covid-19COVID Immunity Through Infection or Vaccination: Are They Equal?
Evidence is growing that contracting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is generally as effective as vaccination.
StrategyNeedle Exchanges Are Targeted by Eco-Rooted Lawsuits. A New California Law Will Stop That.
Opponents have deployed a novel strategy to shut them down: using environmental regulations to sue over needle waste.