Palliative care helps individuals with serious illness better manage the symptoms and stressors of disease. These services are interdisciplinary, person- and family-centered, and can help people at any stage of a serious illness.
States are uniquely positioned to influence how Americans think about access, and experience palliative care.
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as poverty, food and/or housing insecurity, child abuse, neglect, and mental illness, contribute to poor health outcomes, and the pandemic’s health and economic impacts exacerbate the risk of ACEs. States are continuing to implement strategies to identify and measure ACEs and connect children to appropriate services that can mitigate potential […]
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) recently spoke to Robert Hansen, executive director of West Virginia’s Office of Drug Control Policy, to learn how the state is expanding opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment access and capacity through strategic partnerships that support its Substance Use Response Plan’s goals. West Virginia has made expanding access […]