Population Health

More than 200 state health officials crowded into a National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) annual conference session recently to learn about strategies to improve population health and reduce costs while simultaneously transforming their state’s health care finance and delivery models. An Accountable Community for Health (ACH) is: An alliance of health care providers, […]

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  • Publications

    NASHP is featuring a series of case studies highlighting innovative community health worker (CHW) programs across the country, and its debut study published this week examines My Health GPS in Washington, DC. This feature explores the program’s financing, health home model, and the role of community health workers in the program. Read more. NASHP recently updated […]

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  • Strategies to Strengthen Health and Housing Partnerships Through Medicaid to Improve Health Care for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness
    Publications

    Individuals experiencing homelessness are disproportionately impacted by chronic medical and behavioral health conditions, and many of these individuals lack health insurance or a usual source of care. State Medicaid agencies and safety net providers are important partners in meeting the medical, behavioral health, and social service needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. In this […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    State leaders know that low-income and vulnerable populations often need services and supports outside the scope of a single state agency—or a single funding stream—to live healthy lives. In some states, braiding or blending funding streams lends programs a measure of flexibility, efficiency, and resiliency that a single source of funding might not. In the […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    State health policymakers are increasingly acknowledging housing as a key component of health, and are weaving housing strategies into their broader health system transformations. States have powerful levers at their disposal and a range of funding streams that they can bring to bear to support integrated health and housing, while local public housing authorities also […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Budgets are important windows into the priorities of an administration. While the White House budget for FY 2018 proposes some targeted infrastructure investments,[i] it also proposes to reduce funding for public health infrastructure and services. The budget proposed by the White House is expected to change in Congress; however, it is important for states to […]

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  • Tuesday, October 24th 3:30PM-5:00PM States are now undertaking a myriad of transformation initiatives to rapidly revamp, strengthen, and sustain their Medicaid delivery systems. Session speakers, including Medicaid directors from Massachusetts and New Hampshire and a Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission representative, provide an overview of the delivery system reform landscape and share lessons […]

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  • Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Under a new Administration, there has been increased focus on the need for more flexible federal funding for state health programs. This session examines the implications of braiding, blending, or block granting traditional Medicaid and public health funding streams to support population health goals. Speakers share their own states’ braiding and […]

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  • Tuesday, October 24th 3:30PM-5:00PM As states transform their health care systems, many are using community health workers (CHWs) to improve outcomes and access to care, help control costs of care, and address social determinants of health. Creativity and commitment are needed to sustain financing, training, and oversight of these innovative programs. Speakers from Oregon, Texas, […]

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  • Tuesday, October 24th 10:00AM-11:30AM To transform state health care payment and delivery systems, policymakers are crafting new delivery models that invest in social determinants of health while cutting costs by improving population health. California, Michigan, Oregon, and Washington State representatives discuss their approaches to developing “accountable health” models to create a culture of health by […]

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