Population Health

Much has been written about the impact of ACA repeal on consumers and health insurance markets. With this chart NASHP provides an overview of ACA provisions and snapshot of the implications to states if the ACA is repealed. States are the primary regulator of insurance and as such had laws in place prior to the enactment of […]

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  • Webinars

    Date and Time: January 10, 2017 from 12:30-2:00 ET Download the slides View the webinar Each year taxpayers support at least $25 billion in spending by nonprofit hospitals, most of it for patient services, including charity care. All nonprofit hospitals must report community benefit spending to the IRS to qualify for tax-exempt status and a […]

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    January 10, 2017 | Filed under: Population Health, Webinars, Webinars
  • State Health Policy Blog

    States have made great strides in improving children’s oral health, this includes a greater number accessing the dentist and a decline in untreated caries—tooth decay. Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP), which insure our nation’s most vulnerable populations, have played an important role by covering dental benefits for children. Some Medicaid agencies opted […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    To help better prevent and control costly conditions such as chronic diseases, and to break the cycle of poor health, states are experimenting with mechanisms to incentivize healthy behaviors and personal responsibility for wellness. This past October, as part of the 29th Annual State Health Policy Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, leaders from Connecticut, Idaho, and […]

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  • Publications

    Low-income and at-risk populations often need services and supports outside the scope of a single state agency in order to live productive, healthy lives. State health policymakers seeking to combine funding streams to meet health-related social needs could benefit from learning about Virginia’s long-term experience pooling funds to meet the needs of at-risk youth and families through its […]

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    June 27, 2016 | Filed under: Front Page, Population Health, Publications, Virginia
  • Webinars

    Date and Time: July 14, 2016 from 12:30-2:00pm Eastern Download the webinar slides View the webinar here Accountable Communities for Health (ACHs) are surfacing as a promising state strategy to integrate and align state health care delivery system transformation with community-based interventions. This webinar will feature speakers from California, Minnesota, Vermont, and Washington State, who […]

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    June 16, 2016 | Filed under: Population Health, Webinars
  • Publications

    In the wake of national health care reform, many states are transforming their health care delivery systems to improve the health of populations while controlling costs. Reducing health disparities—and addressing the social and economic conditions driving them—is at the heart of many of these efforts. Embedded within larger statewide system transformations such as enhanced primary […]

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  • Publications

    States are testing a myriad of models that strive to achieve the Triple Aim objectives of improved care, reduced health care costs, and better health. Though several statewide health care delivery and payment system reforms have been shown to help slow the growth of health care expenditures and improve methods for delivering health care, taken […]

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  • States are increasingly looking at housing as a component of health and well-being, particularly for individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Numerous studies show that housing supports for certain populations can improve health and reduce hospital expenditures and other costs for state and local governments. Some states are leveraging federal health […]

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    March 29, 2016 | Filed under: Charts, Population Health, State Refor(u)m
  • Please follow this link to view the State Community Health Worker Models map and accompanying chart.

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    March 24, 2016 | Filed under: Charts, Population Health, State Refor(u)m