As coronavirus (COVID-19) cases increase exponentially and containment measures expand across the country, another public health emergency – the opioid use disorder (OUD) crisis – continues to rage. For individuals in treatment for OUD and those who provide them, COVID-19 presents a new set of barriers that make accessing these critical services challenging.
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About Eliza Mette
Eliza Mette joined NASHP in June 2019 as a policy associate on the Chronic and Vulnerable Populations team. Prior to joining NASHP, Eliza practiced as a health care attorney at Kozak & Gayer, a health care law firm in Augusta, Maine. Eliza also served as a Cancer Research Training Award Fellow with the National Cancer Institute where she focused on global health, health disparities, and metabolomics, all within the context of cancer research. Eliza graduated cum laude from the George Washington University with a BS in public health and magna cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law.
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Family Caregiving Advisory Council members convened for the second time as a full council on Feb. 11 and 12, 2020, to establish and refine the goals that will guide its creation of a National Family Caregiving Strategy. The strategy will include recommendations that government, communities, providers, and others can take to recognize and support family […]
States are the largest public payers for long-term services and supports, and family caregivers are their crucial partners. Across the country, states have launched initiatives that assist family caregivers by addressing their diverse needs. In part to support states in developing these initiatives, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) launched the RAISE Family Caregiver […]
As the country ages, states recognize the importance of caregivers and are developing new initiatives to support and sustain their critical role in helping relatives, friends, and neighbors age in place. The recent passage of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage Family Caregivers (RAISE) Act, a federal strategy to support family caregivers, brings new […]