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Health and Human Services

Stories about technology to enable and improve the how state and local government delivers health and human services programs like housing, vaccines, telehealth, child and family services and mental health assistance.

The Ohio county has moved ahead with a plan to move $5 million in funding to the Cleveland Foundation for investment in innovative solutions and technologies to the region's ongoing opioid epidemic.
The company once focused on education, but now, with recession fears growing, it wants to help more local and state agencies administer benefit programs. Beam’s platform offers tools for rent relief and other programs.
With Thanksgiving days away, GIS technology has been helping cities and local organizations understand how and where food insecurity impacts residents in their communities so they can prepare accordingly.
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has launched a pilot program using virtual reality technology to improve engagement and relationships between incarcerated parents and their children.
On this week's episode, John Campbell and Stacia Nowinski-Castro from Optum explore the promise modularity holds in helping agencies modernize, when it comes to Medicaid as well as procurement and other concerns.
CNSI is active in state-level MMIS technology, while Kepro helps agencies increase care management, quality oversight and other services. After the deal closes in December, as expected, the two companies will rebrand.
The California Department of Justice recently launched a new online portal that gives survivors of sexual assault a way to track the status of the DNA evidence kits associated with their cases.
The deal, involving the new national suicide hotline, is the company’s first such statewide contract. The announcement foreshadows over gov tech business developments for the latest emergency dispatch option in the U.S.
Emergency and law enforcement personnel from across the region joined to announce a partnership with a telehealth medical group that will help first responders seek round-the-clock care for mental health issues.
San Diego County has launched two new efforts to help combat homelessness: the adoption of a policy enabling the use predictive analytics to help those at risk, and an app to help connect people experiencing homelessness with resources.