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 […]
To assist the RAISE Act Family Caregiving Advisory Council make its recommendations, NASHP collected and analyzed about 800 recommendations from 27 key family caregiving reports written in the past decade. NASHP synthesized and inventoried the recommendations in this resource, with support from The John A. Hartford Foundation and in collaboration with the US Administration for Community Living.
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.
States and the federal government are taking unprecedented steps to address the health needs of individuals impacted by COVID-19, including children and adults with chronic and complex health care conditions who are vulnerable to infection and to changes in the health care delivery system that may impact their ability to access much-needed primary and specialty […]
States are working rapidly to ensure that individuals with complex medical conditions and their families have access to necessary home- and community-based services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Under new federal rules, states can now temporarily amend programs serving Medicaid enrollees using long-term services and supports through waiver and state plan amendment applications. The US […]
Across the nation, states are responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic using flexibility permitted by federal waivers and maximizing their resources as they work collaboratively with municipalities, health plans, hospitals, and marketplaces to address the severity of the COVID-19 epidemic within their borders. The federal government has offered Medicaid waivers to give states critically-needed flexibility […]
In 2017, about 41 million friends, neighbors, and family members in the United States provided support to adults with self-care needs, representing $470 billion in unpaid care. Family caregivers are crucial supports to some of the states’ most vulnerable populations, including those most affected by the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As part of its work […]
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 […]
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.
To better address the needs of family caregivers, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has awarded a subcontract to Community Catalyst, in conjunction with LeadingAge LTSS Center @ UMass Boston and ET Consulting, LLC. The contract will fund these partners to analyze public input from a request for information on family caregiving needs and to conduct listening sessions for the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage […]