• Discover What Bills State Lawmakers Have Filed to Address Rx Drug Costs

    The 2019 state legislative season has begun and dozens of bills have been submitted in statehouses across the country to tackle the rising costs of prescription drugs. The bills seek to implement wholesale drug importation programs, increase pharmaceutical pricing transparency, and regulate pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), along with other drug cost containment initiatives. Find out the status of legislation in every state using the Legislative Tracker map or download a chart listing 2019 legislation by state.

  • Toolkit Helps New Governors Improve Health with Cost-Effective, Upstream Strategies

    Governors and state leaders can control costs and advance their priorities by addressing the social and economic conditions that impact health. This new toolkit from NASHP and the de Beaumont Foundation shares practical, real-world tools and evidence-based practices to help governors and their teams break down siloes and maximize resources across policy priorities.

  • New Resource Hub Explores How States Can Improve Palliative Care Access and Quality

    As regulators, payers, and innovators of health care, states can improve the lives of people with serious illness by promoting access to cost-effective palliative care in homes, communities, and hospitals A new NASHP 50-state scan examines what states are doing to implement and enhance palliative care access and quality using a variety of policy levers. To learn more, read the report and join a webinar scheduled for Jan. 17, 2019. NASHP’s two-year palliative care initiative, designed to develop critical state palliative care resources, is supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation. Shutterstock.com

  • 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.

  • 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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