2017 Conference

Thursday, August 22, 3:30 pm – 5 pm States are working to form partnerships across health and education agencies and programs to help prepare children for success in school. This session features representatives from state Medicaid, public health, and education agencies who will share examples of collaboration to increase vaccination rates, improve access to school-based […]

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    Lessons from Rhode Island: How to Effectively Blend, Braid, and Use Block Grant Funds to Improve Public 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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    State Health Officials Share How They Apply Evidence to Policymaking

    State health officials crowded into a NASHP annual health policy conference room recently to discuss how to identify and use evidence to inform policymaking in their home states. The day-long conference, entitled Using Evidence to Inform Policymaking and supported by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), explored the challenges state leaders face as they work to apply data and […]

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    November 28, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Blog Posts, Front Page, State Health Policy Blog

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    States Share Innovative Approaches to Improve Population Health through Accountable Health Models

    More than 200 state health officials crowded into a National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) annual conference session recently to learn about strategies to improve population health and reduce costs while simultaneously transforming their state’s health care finance and delivery models. An Accountable Community for Health (ACH) is: An alliance of health care providers, […]

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    Utah’s Norman Thurston Takes a Red State Approach to Lower Rx Costs with a Bill to Import Drugs from Canada

    Utah’s Norman Thurston Takes a Red State Approach to Lower Rx Costs with a Bill to Import Drugs from Canada

    For more than a decade, Utah State Legislator and Director of the Office of Health Care Statistics Norman Thurston has worked to reform his state’s health care system, including its Medicaid program, and is considered one of the state’s “go-to” health care policymakers. Thurston, a Republican, has worked to reduce state spending on prescription drugs and […]

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  • Surgeon General Jerome Adams Discusses Opioids and the Importance of Partnerships at NASHPCONF17

    View the Surgeon General’s full remarks here US Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, MD, whose motto is “better health through better partnerships,” spoke at NASHP’s 30th annual State Health Policy Conference. It was a familiar venue for Adams, who as Indiana state health commissioner has attended NASHP conferences in the past and is a former […]

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    October 31, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Behavioral Health

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    States Share Innovations to Tackle Their Opioid Epidemics

    PORTLAND, OR – State health officials shared wide-ranging innovations in their uphill battle against the opioid epidemic that is sweeping their states at the opening day of the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) 30th State Health Policy Conference. Officials explained they are experimenting with new strategies that use data, new treatment approaches, and […]

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    October 24, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Blog Posts, Front Page, State Health Policy Blog

  • An Interview with Drug Cost Control Advocate Richard Gottfried

    At NASHP’s 30th State Health Policy Conference, state leaders from legislative and executive branches across the nation gathered to talk about what they are doing to manage escalating prescription drug costs in their states. Several states have recently passed or proposed legislation to force more transparency in drug pricing or to try to regulate drug […]

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  • 2017 Using Evidence to Inform Policymaking EBook

    2017 Using Evidence to Inform Policymaking Preconference EBook

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    October 19, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference

  • Opioid Preconference eBook

    Final Opioid Preconference eBook

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    October 18, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference