Alaska’s vaccination outreach to Alaska Natives exemplifies a co-leadership model that prioritizes health equity and acknowledges historical trauma associated with previous public health emergencies. State and tribal leaders co-led the COVID-19 vaccination effort, including allocation, distribution, funding, and communication. As a result of the state and tribal partnership, Alaska Native communities have received vaccinations at […]
Amidst changes in the COVID-19 landscape, including navigating surges due to new variants, states are working with local partners to prepare for and implement back-to-school plans, while also anticipating the need to adapt as the school year progresses.
States have an increasing interest in extending Medicaid coverage from 60 days to 12 months postpartum, driven by states’ priorities for ensuring continuity of coverage and addressing the maternal mortality crisis. To extend this coverage, states can request approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under Medicaid Section 1115 demonstrations. Through a […]