By leveraging federal Medicaid funding and state investment while simultaneously clarifying complex billing procedures and enhancing engagement with providers, Arizona has made remarkable progress in increasing student access to critical school-based behavioral health services. Arizona’s efforts to improve school behavioral health services began in 2018 when its state legislature allocated $3 million from the state’s […]
Across the nation, COVID-19 has exacerbated the dual challenges of housing affordability and homelessness. As states address these issues, there are new federal resources available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and proposed American Jobs Plan that states can deploy efficiently and equitably.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, state officials have continued to plan for and address another looming public health crisis – climate change. In recognition of Earth Day, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) interviewed state officials to learn how they are preparing for the health impacts of climate change. The interviews revealed a wealth […]