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Federal Housing Policy Developments Could Affect State Health and Housing Programs

Peggy Bailey is director of the Health Integration Project at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Amy Clary is a senior policy associate at NASHP. States use a range of policy levers to address the roughly 80 percent of factors affecting health that are outside the realm of clinical care, such as access […]

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  • Q&A: To Shape an Effective Response to the Opioid Crisis in Texas, You Need to Ask ‘Will It Work in Odessa?’
    State Health Policy Blog

    Karen Palombo is the substance use disorder (SUD) team lead in the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s mental health and substance use division who helps shape state intervention and treatment policies. Before joining state government, she worked in hospital, mental health, and SUD treatment settings for nine years as a licensed chemical dependency counselor. […]

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    October 9, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, State Health Policy Blog, Texas
  • Learn about Reasonable Accommodations Rules on NASHP’s Housing and Health Resource Page

    Providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Fair Housing Act requirements is an important role for housing providers, and state leaders can help guide them through the process. NASHP recently added new resources exploring HUD’s reasonable accommodations requirements to its Housing and Health Resources for […]

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    October 2, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page
  • Health Coverage and Human Service Program Eligibility: Considerations for States Weighing Systems Integration
    State Health Policy Blog

    Should states integrate their health insurance and human services eligibility and enrollment systems? Some state officials are weighing this question now that their revamped, Affordable Care Act (ACA) health coverage systems have been operational for several years and most of the early, initial glitches have been repaired. However, there are multiple factors to consider, some […]

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  • Federal Proposal Broadens “Public Charge” Definition for Immigrants: What Are the Implications for States?
    State Health Policy Blog

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released a proposed rule to change public charge determination policies. Currently, the immigration status of individuals can be affected and individuals can be denied lawful permanent residence if they are determined to be a “public charge” based on their enrollment in cash assistance programs, such as Temporary Assistance […]

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    September 25, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, Immigrants, Medicaid, State Health Policy Blog
  • How States Are Meeting the Needs of Children and Families Affected by the Opioid Epidemic
    State Health Policy Blog

    The opioid epidemic is having a devastating impact on children and families and placing a significant strain on states as they work to develop effective programs and find new funding to respond to this crisis. To address the crisis and promote healthy child development, states are implementing innovative whole-family approaches to prevention and treatment (see […]

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  • State Strategies to Meet the Needs of Young Children and Families Affected by the Opioid Crisis
    Publications

    The opioid epidemic continues to have devastating consequences for children and families across the country, with growing social and financial implications for states. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), in partnership with the Alliance for Early Success, interviewed Kentucky, New Hampshire, and Virginia officials representing state Medicaid, child welfare, and behavioral health programs […]

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  • Oklahoma Signs the Nation’s First State Medicaid Value-Based Contracts for Rx Drugs
    State Health Policy Blog

    On the heels of Oklahoma’s first-in-the-nation, value-based purchasing deal to improve adherence to an antipsychotic drug, the state’s Medicaid agency just signed its second value-based contract for a prescription drug used to treat serious bacterial skin infections. While several private insurers have initiated value-based contracting, which links payments to a drug’s effectiveness and outcome, Oklahoma […]

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  • Toolkit: National Standards for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
    Toolkits

    The National Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) define the core components of a comprehensive, coordinated, and family-centered system of care for CYSHCN. Nearly 20 percent of US children under age 18 have special health care needs. This toolkit provides a portal to critical tools, fact sheets, and other resources that states can […]

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  • States Explore Strategies to Advance Palliative Care at #NASHPCONF18
    State Health Policy Blog

    States, as regulators, payers, and innovators of health care, are uniquely positioned to improve the lives of Americans with serious illnesses by promoting access to palliative care. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is working with state leaders to expand and improve palliative care, explore how these services align with other initiatives (e.g., […]

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    September 18, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, State Health Policy Blog