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The Health Policy Connection features the expertise of our colleagues both internal and external to Loma Linda University Health, sharing their views on various health policy-related topics relevant to the current times.

Please note that the views and opinions expressed in the following articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of Loma Linda University Health or the Institute for Health Policy and Leadership.

COVID-19, ethics, health equity, pandemic, resource allocation

Fairness in a Pandemic

Can we fairly and ethically allocate potentially life-saving resources during a pandemic? Read on to find out more.

Behavioral Health, Behavioral Health Integration, Mental Health Parity, Mental health

Why Accessing Mental Health Care is an Enigma

The future of health care, especially mental health, will be different. Parity and integration are desperately needed.

Surprise billing, balance billing, drive-by-doctoring, in network, out of network

Drive-by-Doctoring and the “Balanced Bill”

Read on to find out more about state and federal legislation to minimize the trauma of surprise medical bills.

Facebook, Facebook policy, Twitter, internet, medical school, online, professionalism policies, social media, social media policies at U.S. medical schools, social media policy, social network, social networking policy, twitter policy

Are U.S. Medical School Policies Keeping up with the Social Media Era?

Read on to find out about the current social media policies at U.S. medical schools.