House Health Policy committee Chair Hank Vaupel talks about Tuesday, February 6, as For Your Sweetheart Day, a day that encourages family members of individuals with Type II diabetes to talk to their loved ones about the link between diabetes and heart disease.
House Health Policy Committee Chair Hank Vaupel says the Committee will begin its post State of the State work on Wednesday by taking up two bills designed to prevent substance abuse while improving mental health treatment.
Rep. Vaupel, the Chair of the House Health Policy Committee and one of the co-chairs of the CARES (Community, Access, Resources, Education, Safety) mental health task force, says a key message on the CARES report issued Wednesday is improved access to mental health services.
House Health Policy Committee Chair Hank Vaupel talks about Wednesday’s signing of a bi-partisan package of legislation that provides additional opioid education, enhanced reporting, checks of medical histories and requires a legitimate doctor-patient relationship.
Rep. Vaupel talks about House passage Thursday of HB 4999, which prohibits local governments in Michigan from taxing certain foods and beverages. Rep. Vaupel, who chairs the House Health Policy committee, says it is difficult for a community to tax its way to health.
Rep. Vaupel, co-chair of the bi-partisan House CARES (Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety) Task Force that is focusing on mental health issues, talks about how the panel will be listening to individuals in northern Michigan in the coming week, and says he’s looking forward to hearing about how access and transportation affect services in…
Rep. Vaupel, one of the co-chairs of the bi-partisan House Mental Health Task force, talks about the next meeting of the panel, set for Thursday, August 17, at Hope Network in Grand Rapids. Rep. Vaupel says the Task Force, made up of seven Democrats and seven Republicans, is already learning about barriers to mental health…
Rep. Vaupel, one of the Co-Chairs of the House Mental Health Task Force, says Monday’s first hearing of the panel in his own Livingston County stressed the reality that issues like mental health, addiction and incarceration are all on the same spectrum.
Rep. Vaupel, who chairs the House’s bi-partisan mental health task force, talks about the first meeting of the panel next Monday in Howell, saying the panel will focus on community treatment, mental health from a law enforcement and veterans perspective and its role in overall health care.
Rep. Vaupel, the Chairman of the House Health Policy Committee, talks about Monday’s announcement on the establishment of a bipartisan task force that will explore ways to enable Michigan residents facing mental health challenges to live happier, healthier and more independent lives. Rep. Vaupel will join Rep. Klint Kesto of Oakland County as one of…
Rep. Vaupel says the 2016 State of the State Address focuses the state on where it needs to go in the year ahead.
Rep. Vaupel looks ahead to Tuesday’s State of the State and says he hopes there will be a focus on connecting careers and people.