West Health Commends New CA State Budget for Expanding Access to Essential Medical and Oral Health Services for Seniors
SAN DIEGO and WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Dedicated to enabling seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services, West Health issued a statement of support for California’s 2017-2018 budget approved today by the state legislature:
“West Health commends the state legislature for taking an initial step toward expanding access to essential healthcare services provided by community clinics, dentists and physicians,” said Shelley Lyford, president and CEO of West Health, a nonprofit based in San Diego.
“While this budget represents incremental progress, California and the country are still so far behind in providing oral healthcare, including basic preventative dental services, to seniors,” Lyford said. “We look forward to the positive impact this will have on many seniors, but also look forward to working on further addressing this major public health crisis.”
About West Health
Solely funded by philanthropists Gary and Mary West, West Health includes the nonprofit and nonpartisan Gary and Mary West Health Institute and Gary and Mary West Foundation in San Diego, and the Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center in Washington, D.C. These organizations are working together toward a shared mission dedicated to enabling seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence. For more information, visit westhealth.org and follow @westhealth.
SOURCE West Health