Safe and stable housing is necessary for people to become and stay healthy. States and the federal government have both invested in programs that help low-income and vulnerable populations find housing and access health care and supportive services. However, those programs often remain siloed with health and housing sectors often working independently toward similar goals.
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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 […]
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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Aided by an infusion of federal relief funds for housing and other support services, many states and cities are working to provide temporary housing to individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness to keep them healthy and protected from COVID-19. But with difficult budget decisions ahead, it is important for states to consider the future […]
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/shutterstock-hand-holding-house-key-10_2_2018.jpg34564836Ariella Levisohnhttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngAriella Levisohn2020-05-18 18:39:522020-05-19 16:07:45States Weigh the Future of Housing Aid in a Post-COVID-19 World
In several states, nursing home staff and residents make up nearly half of residents who have died from COVID-19, including 55 percent of deaths caused by the coronavirus in Massachusetts. While hospitals’ personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages have been highlighted, less attention has been paid to the critical need for PPE and infection control expertise […]
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/med-insignia-pa-nat-guard-scaled.jpg14372560Melanie Felicianohttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngMelanie Feliciano2020-04-27 15:56:302020-04-28 14:20:32States Launch Rapid Response Teams to Curb COVID-19 Outbreaks in Nursing Homes
With few places to self-isolate, limited access to disinfectant supplies, and overcrowded shelters that reduce residents’ ability to physically distance themselves, individuals experiencing homelessness are at unique risk for COVID-19. Recent estimates suggest that up to 40 percent of homeless individuals, many of whom have underlying health conditions, may become infected. As COVID-19 cases increase, […]
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/homeless-tent-pixabay.jpg10971920Ariella Levisohnhttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngAriella Levisohn2020-04-20 20:56:482020-04-22 19:04:01States Work to Protect Individuals Experiencing Homelessness from COVID-19
Governors can control costs, advance their priorities, and enhance lives by improving the social and economic conditions that make up 80 percent of the factors affecting their residents’ health. Governors are uniquely positioned to maximize state resources to address the conditions affecting health by leading cross-agency and public-private collaborations, leveraging siloed state resources, and advancing evidence-based health policy approaches.
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The landmark $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES), enacted last week, includes critically important new funding to help states in their fight to combat COVID-19. Governors and legislatures, most adjourned to comply with social distancing bans on public gatherings, will need to make quick but informed decisions about how best to […]
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/US_Capitol_west_side-1.jpg414800Melanie Felicianohttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngMelanie Feliciano2020-03-31 13:11:062020-04-16 17:40:25CARES Act in the States: Targeting New Health Funding in a Time of Crisis
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Across the country, every state is taking action to ensure accessible coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and treatment, engaging in cross-agency collaboration, employing unique approaches to testing, and preventing price-gouging on drugs and medical supplies. Here’s a sampling of what states are doing. Testing and Quarantine Initiatives Washington State: With the most coronavirus infections in the country, […]
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State of the state speeches provide critical insights into governors’ policy proposals that impact the health of their residents. Last week, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) highlighted the health care issues governors raised in their 2020 addresses. This week, NASHP examines how governors addressed the social and economic issues that heavily impact […]
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/pop_health.jpg10251500Melanie Felicianohttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngMelanie Feliciano2020-02-24 15:38:432020-02-25 14:01:23The State of States: How Governors Plan to Address Health-Related Social and Economic Factors in 2020
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