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.
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hand-and-housekey-6_10_2019.jpg12801920NASHP Staffhttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngNASHP Staff2019-01-20 14:49:322021-06-15 09:45:58NASHP’s Housing and Health Resources for States
With historic federal investments in housing and health, states are well poised to shift investments from episodic emergency and institutional care to more sustainable community and supportive housing solutions. Housing stability is an essential social determinant of health and necessary for maintaining positive health outcomes. The impact of COVID-19 on people in institutional settings and populations experiencing homelessness further compels state officials to consider the need for equitable and targeted […]
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Village-on-Wiley-housing.jpg40006000Allie Atkesonhttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngAllie Atkeson2021-05-28 15:46:342021-06-01 12:48:28Six States Selected for NASHP’s Second Health and Housing Institute
Across the nation, COVID-19 has exacerbated the dual challenges of housing affordability and homelessness. As states address these issues, there are new federal resources available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and proposed American Jobs Plan that states can deploy efficiently and equitably.
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Village-on-Wiley-housing.jpg40006000Allie Atkesonhttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngAllie Atkeson2021-04-19 15:05:012021-09-14 14:06:11New Federal Resources Can Support States’ Affordable and Supportive Housing Programs
In the midst of the pandemic, many states are continuing to advance their health system transformation efforts. Rhode Island’s Medicaid Accountable Entities (AE) Program, for example, is shifting to a pay-for-performance model for several screening measures. Under this model, there is an additional financial incentive to screen children and their families for health and social […]
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/children-1720484_640.jpg453640Melanie Felicianohttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngMelanie Feliciano2021-03-29 15:03:122021-03-30 14:09:59Rhode Island’s Accountable Entities Emphasize Children’s Health and Social Needs
More than a year into the pandemic, COVID-19 is proving to be a complicated syndemic with political, economic, and social factors influencing who is most at risk of infection and death. With communities impacted by structural racism facing higher COVID-19 infection and mortality rates, state responses and recovery plans are focusing on equity.
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/race-ethnicity-covid-map.jpg572816Allie Atkesonhttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngAllie Atkeson2021-03-22 19:50:252021-08-27 12:36:17States Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in their COVID-19 Responses and Beyond
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/pie-graph.jpg709781Allie Atkesonhttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngAllie Atkeson2021-03-15 21:51:512021-04-01 15:14:15How States Can Leverage Hospital Community Benefit Policy to Advance Health Equity
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/white-house-2.jpg7241200Melanie Felicianohttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngMelanie Feliciano2021-03-15 19:20:102021-09-13 11:42:38The 2021 American Rescue Plan Act’s Major Health Care Provisions
The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent approval of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine, which is easier to store and transport than others and reportedly causes fewer side effects, offers opportunities for states to improve vaccination outreach. At a time when supply remains one of the largest barriers to vaccine administration, the […]
Individuals experiencing homelessness often face more barriers to obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination than others. As more vaccines become available and supplies increase, new and emerging best practices for vaccinating individuals in homeless shelters may help states more efficiently vaccinate other hard-to-reach or medically vulnerable populations, such as those living in rural areas or congregate settings. […]
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Village-on-Wiley-housing.jpg40006000Allie Atkesonhttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngAllie Atkeson2021-03-08 14:53:222021-03-09 15:57:27How States Use Federal Medicaid Authorities to Finance Housing-Related Services
Last month, Winter Storm Uri caused catastrophic power outages across Texas. National Academy for State Health Policy staff Eskedar Girmash and Sarah Lanford, who work remotely from Dallas and Houston during the pandemic, were both without power for four days as temperatures fell to single digits and they lost access to water. At least 58 people died trying to stay warm, and more […]
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/1200px-Texas_flag_map.svg.png11711200Eskedar Girmashhttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngEskedar Girmash2021-03-01 22:00:062021-03-03 12:50:52Eye on the Storm: Two NASHP Staffers in Texas Reflect on Weathering Winter Storm Uri
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