The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is an independent academy of state health policymakers. We are dedicated to helping states achieve excellence in health policy and practice. A non-profit and non-partisan organization, NASHP provides a forum for constructive work across branches and agencies of state government on critical health issues.

To accomplish our mission we:

  • Convene state leaders to solve problems and share solutions
  • Conduct policy analyses and research
  • Disseminate information on state policies and programs
  • Provide technical assistance to states

The responsibility for health care and health care policy does not reside in a single state agency or department. At NASHP, we provide a unique forum for productive interchange across all lines of authority, including executive offices and the legislative branch.

We work across a broad range of health policy topics including: