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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COVID-19 has illuminated racial and ethnic disparities across the country and simultaneously created new momentum for state leaders to address the root causes of racial inequity. COVID-19 case data has made the disparities — driven by systemic racism and inequitable economic and social conditions — increasingly blatant. In response to the dual crises of racism […]
Through a unique partnership between the Iowa Medicaid and public health agencies, Iowa’s I-Smile program addresses the disproportionate impact of dental disease on low-income individuals. I-Smile and its related I-Smile @ School for children and I-Smile Silver for adults help promote preventive oral health services and reduce barriers to dental care across the state.
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The recent decision to shift daily data reported by hospital administrators about their capacity and hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) TeleTracking system has sparked concerns among state officials who are on the pandemic’s frontline, and infectious […]
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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will kick off the National Academy for State Health Policy’s 33rd annual conference with a keynote address at 4:30 p.m. (ET) Monday, Aug. 14, 2020. The conference, originally scheduled for Boston, will be delivered on-line. Massachusetts has long been a national health reform leader and Gov. Baker has played a key […]
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Pregnant_woman.jpg616400Melanie Felicianohttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngMelanie Feliciano2020-07-13 16:17:502020-07-14 16:50:48Four State Strategies to Employ Doulas to Improve Maternal Health and Birth Outcomes in Medicaid
People with substance use disorders (SUD) who are experiencing housing instability or homelessness are particularly at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving states challenged more than ever to identify effective housing strategies that can simultaneously address the complex treatment needs of people with SUD while also curbing the spread of COVID-19 in congregate settings.
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As families face immense stress from the pandemic, states have rapidly reworked their home visiting programs to continue to support women and children. Because face-to-face services, including case management and family support and counseling, are no longer an option, health departments now deliver these vital services by telehealth. But with this new operating platform, states […]
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To improve the quality of services for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and reduce health care costs, states are implementing strategies to improve access to home health services. Of particular importance as states confront COVID-19-related budget challenges, home health services can help to avoid costly emergency department use, hospitalizations, and institutional […]
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Confronted with a pandemic that impacts the health of women and children – ranging from pregnancy and delivery to access to substance abuse treatment – a consortium of New Jersey state and health care experts launched a Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) initiative to share COVID-19 expertise between specialists and primary care to […]
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Pregnant_woman.jpg616400Melanie Felicianohttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngMelanie Feliciano2020-06-29 16:02:252020-06-30 14:22:46New Jersey’s Project ECHO Builds Provider Capacity to Support Maternal and Child Health during COVID-19
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