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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Last Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new guidance to clarify and update policies related to how states can improve access to Medicaid coverage and services for incarcerated individuals transitioning back into communities. Based on data from a newly published HHS report, currently 2.2 million individuals are incarcerated and an additional […]
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States are increasingly looking at housing as a component of health and well-being, particularly for individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Numerous studies show that housing supports for certain populations can improve health and reduce hospital expenditures and other costs for state and local governments. Some states are leveraging federal health […]
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Medicaid beneficiaries often need support outside the scope of clinical health care in order to lead healthy lives, and states are uniquely poised to provide this support by addressing the social determinants of health. While states steward a variety of funding sources that address the needs of low-income populations, too often a Medicaid beneficiary must […]
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Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has opened the door to new opportunities for health policymakers to address the nation’s growing chronic disease epidemic through integrated solutions that begin to bridge the health care, public health, and social services sectors. To take advantage of these opportunities, state policymakers have incorporated a greater focus on […]
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With growing recognition that the health care delivery system alone cannot improve population health, there is increasing movement at the state and local levels to create new relationships between systems that focus on traditional health care delivery and those that extend to work, housing, family, and community life. CMMI recently announced an initiative to test […]
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The Accountable Health Communities initiative recently announced by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) holds promise for helping communities bridge the gap between health care and social services. This important work has the potential to improve health in communities by addressing food insecurity, housing instability, and other social determinants of health. Although the […]
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Note: Other CDC support is available to states and localities, often targeted at specific conditions. Such support includes state-based tobacco control programs, the National Asthma Control Program, and a number of HIV–related demonstrations.
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The Round Two State Innovation Model (SIM) Test Awards granted by HHS to eleven states (Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island, Ohio, Tennessee, and Washington) support state efforts to build multi-payer models of health system transformation. As noted in a previous analysis, population health improvement is an important component of the […]
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At a recent NASHP preconference, Improving Health, Lowering Costs: Translating Population Health into Effective State Policy, we heard from Washington State about the innovative work currently underway as part of its Healthier Washington initiative. This panel featured MaryAnne Lindeblad from the Washington Health Care Authority (HCA) and two local perspectives: Patty Hayes, Director of Public […]
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When it comes to keeping members healthy—not just treating them when they’re sick—the Oregon Health Authority knows it can pay to be flexible. Through its 1115 demonstration, Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) can pay for non-medical services that improve the health of their members while lowering costs. CCOs are local networks of Medicaid providers that […]