Confronted with a pandemic that impacts the health of women and children – ranging from pregnancy and delivery to access to substance abuse treatment – a consortium of New Jersey state and health care experts launched a Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) initiative to share COVID-19 expertise between specialists and primary care to […]
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About Eddy Fernandez
Eddy Fernandez joined NASHP in June 2019 as a research analyst with the Child and Family Health Team. He is involved with projects related to maternal and child health, behavioral health, and policy innovation. Prior to joining NASHP, Eddy was a health policy intern at the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. He has also worked with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services where he researched strategies to increase uptake in state benefit programs, such as Medicaid, CHIP, SNAP, and WIC. Additionally, he has worked with the Chatham County Public Health Department to perform an assessment of the county’s mental health, substance use disorder prevention and treatment, and intellectual and developmental disability systems. Fernandez graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019, where he majored in health policy and management.
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This infographic highlights what states need to consider when providing pregnancy-related services to Medicaid enrollees through telehealth during the pandemic. Links to more tools and resources are listed below the infographic. States can use the following flexibilities and tools to increase access to pregnancy-related services via telehealth: Medicaid State Plan Disaster Relief State Plan Amendment: States can […]
For more information, please click the program titles and read NASHP’s State Medicaid Quality Measurement Activities for Women’s Health. Acknowledgement: Thank you to the officials in Washington, DC, Montana, and Minnesota for reviewing their respective highlighted strategies. This infographic is a publication of the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP). This project is supported […]
States face rapidly rising rates of substance use disorder (SUD) and overdoses among pregnant women and increases in maternal deaths and poor birth outcomes, such as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS). To understand how states promote early identification of SUD and treatment access for pregnant women, the National Academy for […]