Population & Public Health

This report, developed by NASHP and produced by ChangeLab Solutions, highlights leading states’ approaches to support community-based prevention initiatives by bridging the health care delivery and public health systems. It examines various mechanisms – both previously existing and created through health reform – that states can leverage to implement sustainable community-based prevention programs. They include […]

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  • Webinars

    As states seek to improve quality of care and health outcomes while reducing costs, many have turned to accountable care models. One key aspect of accountable care models is that organizations or structures assume responsibility for the care and outcomes of a defined population across a continuum of care and across different parts of the […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Larry Hinkle December 2012 Many state officials are turning their attention to the most neglected leg of the Triple Aim: improving the health of populations, which along with improving the experience of care, and reducing per capita costs of health care, is essential for system transformation efforts. The critical need to integrate population health […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Katharine Witgert September 2012 It’s back-to-school time in many families, but kids – and moms – can benefit from teaching and learning much earlier in life, too. Home visits to new and expectant mothers help ensure that both mothers and children receive needed health services and can improve health and life outcomes in cost-effective ways. […]

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    September 10, 2012 | Filed under: Medicaid, Population & Public Health, State Health Policy Blog
  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Carrie Hanlon August 2012 Racial and ethnic minorities disproportionately experience chronic disease, often receive suboptimal quality care and therefore can benefit most from delivery reform initiatives aiming to improve quality and care coordination, particularly for the chronically ill.  Through a variety of provisions, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) facilitates state and federal action to […]

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  • Publications

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers states multiple policy levers to improve health status and care for racial and ethnic minority populations through delivery system reforms, public health and community interventions, and insurance coverage, as well as provisions specific to disparities reduction. This report synthesizes the experiences of teams from seven states (Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, […]

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  • Publications

    The roles of financing and grant programs are intimately related. While grant programs like MCH and Community and Migrant Health Centers have always subsidized care, the extent of their responsibility is determined by the scope of the entitlement program. If Medicaid eligibility is low, grant funds must be used to subsidize more people. If, on […]

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    April 25, 2012 | Filed under: Medicaid, Population & Public Health, Publications
  • Publications

    State agencies identify, document, and act on data related to racial and ethnic health and health care disparities in various ways.  One type of document states produce is a “report card,” or a publication that uses data from race/ethnicity-specific measures to assign letter grades that rate the state’s performance. This issue brief, prepared by NASHP […]

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  • Publications

    This brief describes how two states, Rhode Island and Virginia, have used particular data collection techniques along with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze and map race and ethnicity data. Virginia uses GIS with multi-level spatial analysis, while Rhode Island uses GIS in conjunction with Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR). This brief, prepared by NASHP […]

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  • Publications

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) provides an opportunity for states to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. As states roll out health care reform implementation, they can use disparities data to inform their actions. This issue brief was prepared by NASHP for the Agency for Healthcare […]

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