• Resources to Help States Improve Integrated Care for Children

    This Issue Hub provides valuable resources for states interested in the Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model and others working to implement payment, coverage, and cross-agency strategies to improve for integrated care coordination of behavioral, physical and health-related social needs for children eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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  • Six Slides to Help New Governors Improve Their States’ Health

    Eighty percent of what affects health – such as housing, education, and income – is beyond the reach of clinical care, yet drives those costs higher. Incoming governors and their transition teams are making critical decisions about what kind of leaders they want and how to create and fund programs to implement effective health care policies. These six slides can give governors and their transition teams insights into what they need to know to promote prevention, ease health care costs, avoid lost productivity, and balance budgets to make their states among the healthiest.

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  • Q&A: How Rhode Island Tackles Social Determinants of Health through its Accountable Entity Model

    Across the country, states are launching new payment models that reward quality, promote care integration, improve access, and address the social determinants of health to improve population health. One of these ground-breaking initiatives is Rhode Island’s Accountable Entity (AE) Program, created to improve the health of Rhode Islanders enrolled in Medicaid managed care plans. Two Rhode Island officials share how the year-old program is addressing social determinants of health in this Q&A.

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  • How Three States Promote Recovery among Pregnant and Parenting Women with Substance Abuse Disorder

    The opioid epidemic has heightened states’ efforts to prevent and treat substance use disorder in pregnant and parenting women. NASHP interviewed Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Texas officials to learn about their interagency approaches to promote recovery for this under-served population. Read NASHP’s new report, State Options for Promoting Recovery among Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid or Substance Use Disorder, which includes a list of federal funding sources available to support state initiatives.

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  • How Alaska and Indiana Address their Health Care Workforce Challenges

    Alaska and Indiana, like many states, are experiencing health care workforce shortages, especially in rural and frontier areas. To meet these challenges, they are building new partnerships and taking cross-agency approaches. These two new NASHP case studies examine how these states are utilizing innovative tools and resources, such as federally-registered apprenticeships, non-traditional staff, and workforce assessments and capacity building to address their health care shortages.

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