With federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) assured through 2027, states can consider using a portion of their CHIP dollars to improve the health of low-income children through innovative Health Services Initiative (HSI). HSIs provide states with a mechanism to use CHIP administrative dollars to fund a range of activities beyond just […]
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About Olivia Bacon
Olivia Bacon joined NASHP in September 2016 as a Research Analyst with the Emerging Policy Issues team, where she works on projects related to children’s healthcare coverage, evidence-based policy making, and healthcare delivery reform. Prior to joining NASHP, Olivia interned at the Somerville Community Health Agenda within the Cambridge Health Alliance where she worked on updating a citywide health data and community assessment report. Olivia graduated from Tufts University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health and Political Science.
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Oklahoma uses focus groups to identify ways to improve treatment guidelines, communication, and medication monitoring for foster care youth enrolled in Medicaid. May is National Foster Care Month and for the fourth consecutive year the number of children in foster care nationwide has climbed, fueled in part by the opioid epidemic, according to the Adoption and […]
More than 10 million adults in the United States have serious mental illness (SMI) and 26 percent are covered by Medicaid. Today, states are investing in and creating new care delivery models to support these individuals, including behavioral health homes, and are employing a new health care workforce – peer navigators – to support these […]
National reports show it takes 17 years before medical research is put into practice by health care providers. Why does it take so long? Are there levers or tools, such as payment incentives or provider education, that state health policymakers can use to bridge that gap? The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) recently […]
Years can pass before providers fully integrate evidence-based approaches that can saves lives and provide more cost-effective care into their practices. To speed that process, NASHP worked with Virginia’s EvidenceNOW cooperative to share findings from that initiative’s effort to promote evidence-based primary care prevention with 1,500 small- to mid-sized primary care practices in 12 states. […]
Increasingly states are focused on the critical role social determinants play in health, and public coverage programs play a key role in this focus. For more than 20 years, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has worked in coordination with state Medicaid programs to serve the health needs of low-income children. States are leveraging Medicaid […]
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