2017 Conference

View the Surgeon General’s full remarks here Wednesday, October 25th 8:00AM-9:00AM US Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome M Adams, MD, MPH, will be a keynote speaker addressing critical public health issues, including the nation’s opioid epidemic. Adams, who was Indiana’s state health commissioner before President Trump appointed him to be the country’s “top doctor,” is […]

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  • Tuesday, October 24th 6:00PM-8:00PM Join NASHP at the Punch Bowl Social for an evening of scratch kitchen food, craft beverages, and lots of fun and games. Network while enjoying activities such as bowling, shuffleboard, ping-pong, and pool, or relax with colleagues in one of the conversation areas. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to enjoy a fun evening […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference
  • Tuesday, October 24th 3:30PM-5:00PM State officials with both short- and long-term experience managing Medicaid expansion waivers share insights about what works well when administering enrollee premiums and healthy behavior incentives. They also examine their states’ anticipated goals and why they’ve had to modify their models since implementation. The session features states that have operated their […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Eligibility and Enrollment, Medicaid
  • Tuesday, October 24th 3:30PM-5:00PM Finding effective ways to meet the behavioral health needs of the long-term services and support population presents a growing challenge to states facing uncertain budget environments. This session explores three approaches that are yielding promising results. Featured programs include a Texas initiative that uses specialized cognitive rehabilitation and substance use services […]

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  • Tuesday, October 24th 10:00AM – 11:30AM Twenty-eight states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have  legalized medical marijuana, with considerable variation in the policies and programs that govern production, distribution, consumption, and use. This session brings together leading states and national experts who are currently tackling emerging policy issues and showcase diverse approaches to […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference
  • Tuesday, October 24th 1:30PM-3:00PM The Children’s Health Insurance program (CHIP), funded by a federal block grant, requires Congress to periodically authorize funding so states can continue to offer these programs. While states celebrate the lowest uninsured rate for children in years, they face uncertainty about CHIP’s future as they wait for Congress to renew funding. […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Children's Health, Medicaid
  • Tuesday, October 24th 3:00PM-3:30PM More information to come!

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference
  • Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Federal health policy changes are expected and states need to be ready to respond and implement new program developments quickly.This session examines the nuts and bolts of the legislative, regulatory, policy, stakeholder work, and system changes that may be required, plus potential implementation challenges for states. Speakers provide varying perspectives on […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, ACA, Exchange, Medicaid
  • Tuesday, October 24th 1:30PM-3:00PM States, health plans, and provider organizations are ratcheting up efforts to address social determinants of health to improve outcomes and lower costs. Behavioral health and long-term services and support delivery systems also address social needs, emphasizing person-centered approaches to help individuals identify goals, select services, and measure outcomes. At this panel […]

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  • Wednesday, October 25th 11:00AM-12:30PM State officials increasingly acknowledge that oral health is an integral part of overall health and achieving health equity. In this session, speakers discuss oral health-related policies designed to improve population health, lower costs, and provide better care. Iowa, California, and Kentucky officials discuss innovative approaches to improve the health of children […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference