https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/coronavirus-copy-space-blue-picture-id1212590125.jpg10241024Salom Teshalehttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngSalom Teshale2021-06-21 09:24:022021-06-23 11:44:26States Use Appendix K and Emergency Waivers to Support Home- and Community-Based Services in Response to COVID-19
As states rapidly work to get COVID-19 vaccines into arms as quickly as possible as viral variants spread, state officials know vaccine rollout plans must focus on equitable distribution to communities of color, especially Black and Latinx communities that have experienced disproportionately high infection rates, hospitalizations, and deaths. However, early data suggests that these populations are receiving vaccines […]
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/diverse-kids.jpg6831024Melanie Felicianohttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngMelanie Feliciano2021-02-05 16:07:372021-03-12 02:31:41Oregon’s Community Care Organization 2.0 Fosters Community Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health
In its understandable urgency to build a long-needed national strategy on COVID-19, the Biden Administration faces a patchwork of state-based initiatives that can simultaneously support and confound a new national strategy. The previous Administration made states the frontlines against COVID-19 and, working with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), states have built […]
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 Feliciano2021-01-26 13:37:532021-01-26 15:41:18Restoring Federalism to Win the War against COVID-19
To date, there have been more than 2 million COVID-19 infections in US children and 8,000 pediatric hospitalizations. As states begin vaccinating those age 16 and older, many are drafting plans and applying lessons learned from their existing vaccination initiatives for the day when a vaccine is authorized for younger children.
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/toddler-receiving-a-vaccine-in-his-arm_48545984852_o-scaled.jpg17072560Olivia Randihttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngOlivia Randi2021-01-25 20:23:132021-05-26 21:24:59States Begin to Incorporate Children into their COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans
Enacted in 2018, the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) significantly reformed the child welfare system and allowed states to use Title IV-E funds to reduce out-of-home placements for children and youth. When those placements are necessary, the FFPSA authorized specific types of allowable congregate settings, including qualified residential treatment programs (QRTPs).
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/family-1.png582892Veronnica Thompsonhttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngVeronnica Thompson2021-01-22 18:21:332021-01-26 15:44:17Implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act: What to Watch in 2021
Update: On Jan. 27, 2021, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) notified stakeholders that the earlier announcement from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that physicians will no longer have to obtain a federal waiver to prescribe the opioid use disorder treatment buprenorphine to patients – as described in this blog – will not […]
Faced with limited vaccine supplies, a slow rollout of federal funds, and new federal guidelines allowing vaccination of those 65 and older, states face distribution challenges as they quickly evaluate which mass immunization practices are most effective.
Though largely preventable, tooth decay (caries) is the most common chronic disease in US children, affecting approximately 23 percent of children ages 2 to 5., Texas’s First Dental Home and its enhanced bundled payment has increased access to preventive dental service and improved the oral health of Medicaid-enrolled children ages 6 to 35 months. Providing […]
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.png00Veronnica Thompsonhttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngVeronnica Thompson2021-01-15 16:49:482021-02-11 20:53:10Texas Improves Access to Routine Oral Health Services for Very Young Children
Inequities in dental care are prevalent across the United States, with significant disparities based on age, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Economic factors, such as ability to pay for dental insurance, and social factors such as food insecurity and access to nutritious food options also play a large role in oral health outcomes. In Michigan, […]
https://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/black-boy-oral-health.jpg8351255Ariella Levisohnhttps://www.nashp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/NASHP-Logo.pngAriella Levisohn2021-01-15 16:42:412021-05-26 18:37:00Michigan Medicaid Addresses Social Determinants of Oral Health through Dental and Medical Contracts
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