Community Health

Lessons from Rhode Island: How to Effectively Blend, Braid, and Use Block Grant Funds to Improve Public Health

When Rhode Island health policymakers read the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy People 2010 report, they realized their children’s generation could face a shorter life expectancy than their own unless they changed their approach to public health. In response, Department of Health officials doubled down on their commitment to address health disparities […]

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  • Learn How States Can Blend, Braid, and Use Block Grant Funds to Promote Public Health
    Publications

    As federal officials hint at overwhelming changes in how state health programs will be funded in the future, policymakers are strategizing how to reconfigure their programs to take advantage of the promised brave new world of flexibility and realigned funding. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), the de Beaumont Foundation, and the Association […]

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    December 12, 2017 | Filed under: Community Health, Front Page, Landing Page, Publications
  • Publications

    NASHP is featuring a series of case studies highlighting innovative community health worker (CHW) programs across the country, and its debut study published this week examines My Health GPS in Washington, DC. This feature explores the program’s financing, health home model, and the role of community health workers in the program. Read more. NASHP recently updated […]

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  • State Medicaid Agencies Venture into Value-Based Purchasing with Federally Qualified Health Centers
    State Health Policy Blog

    State Medicaid agencies have generally found it challenging to include federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in value-based purchasing initiatives because of a federal law passed in 2000 that regulates how state Medicaid programs pay FQHCs for the care they provide. State Medicaid agencies are required to reimburse FQHCs through the Prospective Payment System (PPS), a […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    States have a long history of using home visiting programs to deliver cost-effective interventions to vulnerable children and families, and recent federal investments have been instrumental in the expansion of evidence-based home visiting programs across the United States. Due to budget uncertainties at the state and federal level, states are exploring opportunities to maximize investments […]

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  • Report Highlights Medicaid Funding of Home Visiting Services for Women, Children, and Families
    Publications

    Home visiting programs have a long track record of improving health and life outcomes of children and families, such as increasing school readiness and reducing hospitalizations, while generating long-term savings. States use home visiting to target interventions for some of their most vulnerable populations and utilize multiple private and public funding streams, including Medicaid, to […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    As the opioid crisis continues across the country, state health policy makers understand that health is more than health care. In order to maximize health benefits, and save on costs states are looking for innovative ways to address this crisis. Several states are implementing ACH models that emphasize prevention and work with community and cross-sector, […]

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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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    August 29, 2016 | Filed under: Benefit Continuity, Benefits Analysis, Brokers, Care Coordination Efforts, Care Coordination Financing, Change Management, Chronically Ill, Churning, Community Benefit, Community Health, Community Health Workers, Complaints, Consumer Assistance/Navigators, Consumer Input, Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP), Continuity of Care, Cultural Competency, Data Sharing Agreements, Delivery System Benchmarks, Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH), Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT), Elderly, Electronic Eligibility Verification, Electronic Health Records, Eligibility Categories, Eligibility Decision Consistency, Eligibility Documentation, Eligibility Simplification, Eligibility System Specifications, Engaging Underserved, Essential Health Benefits, Exchange, Exchange Establishment Grants, Exchange Federal-State Partnership, Exchange Financing, Exchange Functionality Testing, Exchange Governance, Exchange IT, Exchange Legal Authority, Exchange Outreach and Education, Exchange Plan Benefit Design, Exchange Plan Rating Systems, Exchange Plan Selection, Exchange Policy Decisions, Exchange Program Integration, Exchange Program Integrity, Exchange Provider Network Standards, Exchange Public Website, Exchange Regulations/Guidance, Exchange Stakeholder Input, Exchange Workplans/Timelines, Federal Data Reporting Requirements, Federal Exchange, Federal Grants, Federal Oversight, Financing and Program Integrity, Fiscal Analysis, Grants and Contracts, Health Literacy, Health Reform Coordination Lead, HIE Data Collection/Reporting, Home and Community-Based Care, Immigrants, Implementation Plan, Implementation Websites, Individual Market, Inmates, Insurance Legislation, Insurance Outreach and Education, Insurance Statutory/Regulatory Analysis, Internal/External Review, IT Assessments, Language/Disability Application Access, Legislative Review, Licensing and Certification, Linking Population and Individual Health, Long Term Services and Supports, Market Conduct, Meaningful Use, Medicaid, Medicaid Benchmark Coverage, Medicaid Benefits, Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS), Medicaid Preventive Services, Medicaid Reimbursement, Medical Loss Ratio, Men, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI), Multi-Sector Payment Reform, Non-Payment, Nurses, Online Applications, Open Enrollment, Outreach Planning/Materials, Parents, Patient Navigators, People with Disabilities, People with HIV/AIDS, Performance Outcomes Measurement, Population Health Data, Population Health Goals, Populations, Pre-Existing Conditions, Presentations and Announcements, Prevention, Primary Care Case Management, Programs, Provider Education, Providers and Medical Services, Public Comment, Public Reporting, Quality and Efficiency Priorities, Quality Measures, Quality Progress Reporting, Quality Strategies, Rate Review, Reinsurance, Renewal Simplification, Report, Reporting Requirements, Risk Adjustment, Safety Net Financing, Scope of Practice, Shared Services Enrollment Systems, Small Business Health Insurance Options Program (SHOP) Enrollment, Small Employers, Small Group Size, Social Determinants of Health, Specialists, Staffing/Resources, Stakeholder Communication, Stakeholder Engagement, State Health Reform Laws, State Health Reform Regulations, State Innovation Models, Statewide Data Reporting Requirements, Tax Credit Eligibility, Workforce Capacity, Working Materials
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    May 9, 2016 | Filed under: Benefit Continuity, Benefits Analysis, Brokers, Care Coordination Efforts, Care Coordination Financing, Care Coordination for Dual Eligibles, Change Management, Chronically Ill, Churning, Community Benefit, Community Health, Community Health Workers, Complaints, Consumer Assistance/Navigators, Consumer Input, Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP), Continuity of Care, Cultural Competency, Data Sharing Agreements, Delivery System Benchmarks, Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH), Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT), Elderly, Electronic Eligibility Verification, Electronic Health Records, Eligibility Categories, Eligibility Decision Consistency, Eligibility Documentation, Eligibility Simplification, Eligibility System Specifications, Emergency Care, Engaging Underserved, Essential Health Benefits, Exchange, Exchange Establishment Grants, Exchange Federal-State Partnership, Exchange Financing, Exchange Functionality Testing, Exchange Governance, Exchange IT, Exchange Legal Authority, Exchange Outreach and Education, Exchange Plan Benefit Design, Exchange Plan Rating Systems, Exchange Plan Selection, Exchange Policy Decisions, Exchange Program Integration, Exchange Program Integrity, Exchange Provider Network Standards, Exchange Public Website, Exchange Regulations/Guidance, Exchange Stakeholder Input, Exchange Workplans/Timelines, Federal Data Reporting Requirements, Federal Exchange, Federal Grants, Federal Oversight, Fee-for-Service, Financing and Program Integrity, Fiscal Analysis, Grants and Contracts, Health Literacy, Health Reform Coordination Lead, HIE Data Collection/Reporting, Home and Community-Based Care, Immigrants, Implementation Plan, Implementation Websites, Individual Market, Inmates, Insurance Legislation, Insurance Outreach and Education, Insurance Statutory/Regulatory Analysis, Internal/External Review, IT Assessments, Language/Disability Application Access, Legislative Review, Licensing and Certification, Linking Population and Individual Health, Long Term Services and Supports, Market Conduct, Meaningful Use, Medicaid, Medicaid Benchmark Coverage, Medicaid Benefits, Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS), Medicaid Preventive Services, Medicaid Reimbursement, Medical Loss Ratio, Men, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI), Multi-Sector Payment Reform, Non-Payment, Nurses, Online Applications, Open Enrollment, Outreach Planning/Materials, Parents, Patient Navigators, Pay for Performance, People with Disabilities, People with HIV/AIDS, Performance Outcomes Measurement, Population Health Data, Population Health Goals, Populations, Pre-Existing Conditions, Presentations and Announcements, Prevention, Primary Care Case Management, Programs, Provider and Supplier Requirements, Provider Education, Provider Taxes and Donations, Providers and Medical Services, Public Comment, Public Reporting, Quality and Efficiency Priorities, Quality Measures, Quality Progress Reporting, Quality Strategies, Rate Review, Reinsurance, Renewal Simplification, Report, Reporting Requirements, Risk Adjustment, Safety Net Financing, Scope of Practice, Shared Services Enrollment Systems, Small Business Health Insurance Options Program (SHOP) Enrollment, Small Employers, Small Group Size, Social Determinants of Health, Specialists, Staffing/Resources, Stakeholder Communication, Stakeholder Engagement, State Health Reform Laws, State Health Reform Regulations, State Innovation Models, Statewide Data Reporting Requirements, Tax Credit Eligibility, Workforce Capacity, Working Materials
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    May 9, 2016 | Filed under: Benefit Continuity, Benefits Analysis, Brokers, Care Coordination Efforts, Care Coordination Financing, Care Coordination for Dual Eligibles, Change Management, Chronically Ill, Churning, Community Benefit, Community Health, Community Health Workers, Complaints, Consumer Assistance/Navigators, Consumer Input, Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP), Continuity of Care, Cultural Competency, Data Sharing Agreements, Delivery System Benchmarks, Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH), Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT), Elderly, Electronic Eligibility Verification, Electronic Health Records, Eligibility Categories, Eligibility Decision Consistency, Eligibility Documentation, Eligibility Simplification, Eligibility System Specifications, Emergency Care, Engaging Underserved, Essential Health Benefits, Exchange, Exchange Establishment Grants, Exchange Federal-State Partnership, Exchange Financing, Exchange Functionality Testing, Exchange Governance, Exchange IT, Exchange Legal Authority, Exchange Outreach and Education, Exchange Plan Benefit Design, Exchange Plan Rating Systems, Exchange Plan Selection, Exchange Policy Decisions, Exchange Program Integration, Exchange Program Integrity, Exchange Provider Network Standards, Exchange Public Website, Exchange Regulations/Guidance, Exchange Stakeholder Input, Exchange Workplans/Timelines, Federal Data Reporting Requirements, Federal Exchange, Federal Grants, Federal Oversight, Fee-for-Service, Financing and Program Integrity, Fiscal Analysis, Grants and Contracts, Health Literacy, Health Reform Coordination Lead, HIE Data Collection/Reporting, Home and Community-Based Care, Immigrants, Implementation Plan, Implementation Websites, Individual Market, Inmates, Insurance Legislation, Insurance Outreach and Education, Insurance Statutory/Regulatory Analysis, Internal/External Review, IT Assessments, Language/Disability Application Access, Legislative Review, Licensing and Certification, Linking Population and Individual Health, Long Term Services and Supports, Market Conduct, Meaningful Use, Medicaid, Medicaid Benchmark Coverage, Medicaid Benefits, Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS), Medicaid Preventive Services, Medicaid Reimbursement, Medical Loss Ratio, Men, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI), Multi-Sector Payment Reform, Non-Payment, Nurses, Online Applications, Open Enrollment, Outreach Planning/Materials, Parents, Patient Navigators, Pay for Performance, People with Disabilities, People with HIV/AIDS, Performance Outcomes Measurement, Population Health Data, Population Health Goals, Populations, Pre-Existing Conditions, Presentations and Announcements, Prevention, Primary Care Case Management, Programs, Provider and Supplier Requirements, Provider Education, Provider Taxes and Donations, Providers and Medical Services, Public Comment, Public Reporting, Quality and Efficiency Priorities, Quality Measures, Quality Progress Reporting, Quality Strategies, Rate Review, Reinsurance, Renewal Simplification, Report, Reporting Requirements, Risk Adjustment, Safety Net Financing, Scope of Practice, Shared Services Enrollment Systems, Small Business Health Insurance Options Program (SHOP) Enrollment, Small Employers, Small Group Size, Social Determinants of Health, Specialists, Staffing/Resources, Stakeholder Communication, Stakeholder Engagement, State Health Reform Laws, State Health Reform Regulations, State Innovation Models, Statewide Data Reporting Requirements, Tax Credit Eligibility, Workforce Capacity, Working Materials