Conference

Thursday, August 22, 3:30 pm – 5 pm Affordability remains a significant concern for consumers as premiums and deductibles continue to rise across all health insurance markets. Short-term limited duration plans, association health plans, and others compete for consumers, potentially leaving them with limited coverage and threatening to disrupt the risk balance for more robust […]

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  • Expanding the Menu: Data Sources for Policy Action

    Thursday, August 22, 3:30 pm – 5 pm Long-term services and supports (LTSS) involve a range of community and institutional providers who deliver care to individuals in their homes, in institutions, and in community settings. The nature of these services — along with the need for cross-agency oversight, challenges in measuring quality, and coordinating care […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference

  • How to Build the Wright Stuff: Behavioral Health Integration

    Thursday, August 22, 3:30 pm – 5 pm Integration of primary care and behavioral health is a cornerstone of state innovations to improve quality of care and health outcomes, and reduce health care costs for children and adults with behavioral health needs. What are some of the innovative strategies that states are using to integrate […]

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  • Key Ingredients: Partnering with Schools for Student Success

    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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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, 2019 Conference, Medicaid

  • Improving Health Through Housing

    Thursday, August 22, 3:30 pm – 5 pm Safe, stable, and affordable housing can reduce health disparities, improve long-term outcomes, and reduce costs. This session highlights practical strategies for working across state agencies to address health through housing. Officials from Louisiana, Oregon, and Texas — three states participating in NASHP’s Health and Housing Institute — […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference, Population Health

  • Roundtable Discussion: Road Trip to Mental Health Parity: Are We There Yet?

    Thursday, August 22, 1:30 pm – 3 pm In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published rules requiring state Medicaid agencies to comply with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (Parity) and to demonstrate compliance with the Parity rule by Oct. 2, 2017. States have completed and posted their […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference, Medicaid

  • A Two-Way Street: Disruptive Innovation in Transportation

    Thursday, August 22, 1:30 pm – 3 pm Safe and reliable transportation can increase access to health care services and supports and help decrease social isolation — particularly for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and those living in rural areas. This session highlights opportunities for states to increase access to transportation to address the complex […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference

  • On Time Delivery: Optimizing Access to Care for Pregnant Women with SUD or Mental Health Conditions

    Thursday, August 22, 1:30 pm – 3 pm Maternal health, particularly maternal mental health, has recently come into greater public focus. As the opioid epidemic continues to spread, states are seeking strategies to sufficiently meet the unique needs of mothers affected by substance use disorder (SUD), polysubstance use, and mental health conditions. This session features […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference, Maternal Health, Women's Health

  • On the Rise: The Emerging Dimensions of Suicide Prevention

    Thursday, August 22, 1:30 pm – 3 pm The suicide rate in the United States is at its highest in a half-century. State policymakers are working on innovative approaches to address the mental health and well-being of their most at-risk populations. This session examines suicide trends and the resources available to support state strategies for […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference, Population Health

  • Navigating the Road Ahead: Supporting and Sustaining Recovery Across the Life Span

    Wednesday, August 21, 8 am – 4 pm As states grapple with the impact of the opioid crisis and the acute treatment needs of people with substance use disorders (SUD), the next policy challenge is how to support this group of individuals in their long-term recovery. This daylong preconference offers state policymakers the opportunity to […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference