Many states are transforming their health care delivery systems to improve health and control costs. Reducing health disparities — and addressing their social and economic causes — is at the heart of many of these efforts.
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In partnership with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) recently held a virtual roundtable discussion of state officials to discuss maternal health initiatives in Illinois and Georgia and explore strategies to improve maternal health outcomes for Medicaid enrollees.
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Nursing home residents account for at least one-third of COVID-19 deaths, and this disparity reveals numerous problems with infection control in institutional settings. As a result, many states are rethinking and restructuring their long-term services and supports (LTSS) programs. A recent National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) annual conference session explored what states have […]
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As drug overdose deaths accelerate during the COVID-19 pandemic, states are working to ensure that a continuum of services, including access to harm reduction programs, remain available to people with substance use disorder (SUD). The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) recently spoke to Louisiana’s Viral Hepatitis Coordinator Emilia Myers and STD/HIV/Hepatitis Program Deputy […]
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To make sure hospitals’ community benefit investments address community and state health goals, many states are working to ensure that hospitals are held accountable and their investments truly improve community health and advance equity.
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A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published in September found that pregnant women, especially Black and Latinx, are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant individuals. They are more likely to be admitted to intensive care units (ICU), receive invasive ventilation, and are at increased risk of death. […]
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Pregnant_woman.jpg616400Melanie Felicianohttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngMelanie Feliciano2020-11-16 19:02:192020-11-17 15:13:00How New York Is Safeguarding Pregnant Women during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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As he launched his Covid-19 Task Force this week, President-elect Joe Biden moved quickly to turn his health care campaign promises into policies in preparation for entering the Oval Office in January. In addition to ending the pandemic, Biden plans to build on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by expanding access to and affordability of […]
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Amid intense scrutiny of 2020 Presidential election results, little attention has been paid to health-related state ballot initiatives. While COVID-19 limited citizens’ ability to collect signatures to get questions on the ballot, citizens and legislatures in nine states placed health care-related issues on their state ballots.