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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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. […]
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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.
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This resource highlights the goals of 10 states’ health and equity improvement plans, certificate/determination of need processes, and COVID-19 recovery and resilience plans. Policymakers can use the information in this chart and blog to make hospitals’ community benefit investments more accountable and effective by having them reflect state health goals and then measuring their progress. […]
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This infographic highlights how lead exposure and poisoning is a health equity issue, and the role that state Medicaid agencies and other systems play in reducing exposure to improve health outcomes. Additional resources are listed below the infographic. Additional Resources: Associations of Maternal & Child Health Programs: Lead poisoning prevention webpage. NASHP: 50-State Scan of […]
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