Author Archive for: Hemi Tewarson
About Hemi Tewarson
Hemi Tewarson, JD, MPH is the Executive Director of the National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP), a nonpartisan forum of policymakers throughout state governments, learning, leading, and implementing innovative solutions to health policy challenges. Ms. Tewarson joins NASHP from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy where she has been a leader of the Center's emerging state policy portfolio, including COVID-19 testing and containment, vaccine distribution and education, coverage and health system reform, Medicaid system improvements and addressing equity within and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, Ms. Tewarson served as the director of the Health Division at the National Governors Association’s (NGA) Center for Best Practices, overseeing a broad project portfolio including Medicaid transformation and coverage, Medicaid data systems, health care delivery and payment system reform, workforce, opioids, and behavioral health and social determinants of health. She also served as senior attorney for the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Government Accountability Office addressing Medicaid and related health care topics for members of Congress.
Ms. Tewarson holds a JD from George Washington University, an MPH from George Washington University, and a BA in Psychology, University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters.
Entries by Hemi Tewarson
This brief highlights the recent work of nine states (Alaska, California, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Wyoming) to prevent and mitigate adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and to implement trauma-informed practices at the state level. Experiencing adversity in early life can affect a person’s health, well-being, and success into adulthood. COVID-19 has brought additional […]
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) supported individuals and families in need of coverage by providing temporary increases in tax credits used to purchase health insurance and by capping monthly insurance premium amounts for all households regardless of income. Click here to learn more about ARPA’s coverage provisions. Since ARPA’s passage in March 2021, the health insurance […]
I am excited to take the reins of NASHP at a critical time for states. Trish Riley – a fantastic leader – has built a thriving and talented organization with staff who are all passionate about working with state leaders. I am honored to continue and build upon NASHP’s excellence and support all of you at the state level. Working in […]