Improving birth outcomes, including reducing infant mortality, is a priority for state Medicaid agencies that finance nearly half of all births each year. Three states have proven to be creative and effective laboratories in developing initiatives that use Medicaid payment and delivery reform strategies to lower costs, improve access to postpartum care, reward high-quality care, […]
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About Carrie Hanlon
Carrie Hanlon is a project director at NASHP, where she analyzes best practices in health system performance and provides technical assistance to states. She studies state policies designed to improve quality of care, health equity, care coordination, and patient safety, including states’ collection, reporting and use of health care data. Her projects focus on Medicaid, children’s health, racial and ethnic health disparities, and oral health. Prior to joining NASHP in 2007, Carrie was a planning and research associate at the Maine Quality Forum, a division of Maine’s Dirigo Health Agency. There, she helped coordinate statewide quality improvement initiatives. Her previous experience includes work with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and analyses of policies affecting women’s health. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Elmira College, Carrie holds a master’s degree in public policy from the George Washington University.