Despite COVID-19 workarounds, such as telehealth and virtual recovery programs enabled by flexible federal guidelines, more than 40 states have reported increases in drug overdoses during the pandemic, underscoring the importance of keeping state harm reduction programs as accessible as possible. As COVID-19 upends the nation’s health care systems, treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) […]
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic has quietly raged on, requiring states to fight a costly, two-front war. While states have rallied to ensure that opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment remains accessible, organizational and workforce challenges persist and the resources and revenue needed to address them are rapidly changing. Gaps in treatment infrastructure and […]
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/health_and_coverage_access.jpg10001500Jodi Manzhttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngJodi Manz2020-05-18 09:42:332020-05-19 16:09:10Strengthening Workforce Capacity: State Actions to Address Opioid Use Disorder during COVID-19
Governors can control costs, advance their priorities, and enhance lives by improving the social and economic conditions that make up 80 percent of the factors affecting their residents’ health. Governors are uniquely positioned to maximize state resources to address the conditions affecting health by leading cross-agency and public-private collaborations, leveraging siloed state resources, and advancing evidence-based health policy approaches.
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In response to an increase in HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections in individuals with substance use disorders (SUD), including opioid use disorders (OUD), state policymakers are employing multifaceted strategies to address this syndemic, collaborating with public and private partners to prevent the spread of infectious disease and provide access to evidence-based treatment. This report […]
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.png00Jodi Manzhttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngJodi Manz2020-04-17 09:00:242020-04-17 14:47:37Tackling the Trifecta: State Approaches to Addressing Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders, HIV, and Hepatitis C
States are turning to telehealth to minimize direct contact between patients, providers, and other staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. For opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment, this shift represents a significant departure from how these services have been historically delivered and requires rapid organizational changes.
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has been awarded a two-year grant from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) to support state initiatives to increase access to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). In the spirit of supporting FORE’s focus on addressing the opioid crisis through collaboration, this grant will fund NASHP’s […]
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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.
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/oud-pills.jpg232243Jodi Manzhttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngJodi Manz2020-03-20 20:34:172020-04-17 13:31:33State Strategies to Maintain Opioid Use Disorder Treatment during the Coronavirus Pandemic
The President’s budget request for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2021 proposes a 10 percent reduction in the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) budget. A signature piece of the budget features the President’s Health Reform Vision, which includes $844 billion in cuts over 10 years to implement the Administration’s efforts to provide “better care […]
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In their 2020 state of the state speeches, governors identified new health policy initiatives on a wide range of issues. As of mid-February, 42 governors had delivered speeches or outlined key budget priorities, and all addressed health issues – most commonly strategies to tackle health care costs and behavioral health issues. Below are highlights of the key health themes […]
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/state-of-state-map.jpg252376Anita Cardwellhttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngAnita Cardwell2020-02-18 13:22:252020-04-17 14:32:23Governors Tackle Health Care Costs, Coverage, and Quality in their State of the State Addresses
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.png00Anita Cardwellhttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngAnita Cardwell2020-02-13 22:25:172020-02-18 13:44:41How Governors Addressed Health Care in their 2020 State of the State Addresses
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded the Lewin Group and its partners, which includes the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), a seven-year contract to support implementation and monitoring for CMS’ Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model. Launched in January 2020, this model is part of CMS’s strategy to fight the opioid […]
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/CMS-logo.png225225Melanie Felicianohttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngMelanie Feliciano2020-02-10 20:55:162020-02-11 16:02:07NASHP Joins Lewin Group to Provide Integrated Care for Kids Model Support
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