Social Determinants of Health

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

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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Webinars

    Tuesday, June 27, 2:30-3:30 pm ET View the webinar Download the webinar slides 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. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this NASHP webinar will profile Louisiana’s […]

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  • Publications

    State health policymakers know that improving health and controlling costs sometimes requires investment outside the bounds of medical care. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this brief explores Louisiana’s permanent supportive housing program. The program, administered jointly by the state’s Medicaid agency and housing authority, is a cross-agency partnership that braids funding to […]

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  • This map highlights the extent of overlap in 2015 between issuers offering managed care plans in a state’s separate Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and those offering plans in health insurance marketplaces. This map updates a 2014 map showing data from the first year marketplace coverage was available. Plans offered by the same issuer in […]

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