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About Mia Antezzo
Mia Antezzo joined NASHP in September 2020 as a research analyst with the Chronic and Vulnerable Populations Team. She is involved with projects related to substance use disorder, behavioral health, and palliative care. Prior to joining NASHP, she worked as a paralegal and legal writer in criminal defense and immigration firms in Los Angeles. Mia graduated from Oberlin College in 2018 with a BA in political science, with an emphasis on urban studies.
Entries by Mia Antezzo
States, taking advantage of federal flexibilities and new federal funding, are implementing policy changes that seek to increase availability of and equitable access to behavioral health services. In anticipation of the one-year, 10% increase in the federal medical assistance percentages (FMAP), provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), states have submitted spending plans to […]
Nationwide, overdose fatalities continue to climb, and racial disparities in overdose rates persist. Black Americans have experienced the steepest increase in opioid-related overdoses among all groups in recent years, despite the rate of opioid use remaining higher among Whites. While the past few years have seen a significant uptick in the use of buprenorphine to […]
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), with generous support from The John A. Hartford Foundation, will be convening a state-only preconference workgroup at its #NASHPCONF21 annual state health policy conference, scheduled for September 20th, 2021 1-4pm EST, to explore expanding and sustaining the continuum of care for people with serious illness within Medicaid managed care systems. The workgroup will engage state leaders from 10 […]