Long Term and Chronic Care

Toolkit: State Strategies to Support Older Adults Aging in Place in Rural Areas

This toolkit highlights state initiatives to help older rural adults age in place by increasing services that help people remain in their homes, expanding and professionalizing the caregiver workforce, improving transportation access and services, and making delivery system reforms within Medicaid programs. Download the report. Introduction Rural areas across the nation have higher concentrations of […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Ten States Selected to Attend Palliative Care Summit in Chicago

    NASHP is pleased to announce the 10 states selected to attend the State Policymakers Palliative Care Summit, supported by a grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation. Policymakers, including legislators as well as Medicaid and public health officials from Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas, will participate in the day-long […]

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  • Publications

    Palliative Care: A Primer for State Policymakers

    State policymakers are increasingly paying attention to palliative care programs, which offer patient-centered and cost-effective care for individuals with serious illness. Adding palliative care to treatment has been shown to improve health outcomes and quality of life, while lowering costs an average of $7,000 per patient in high-need, high-cost populations. This new National Academy for […]

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  • Palliative Care State Policymaker Summit Request for Applications

    The Palliative Care State Policymaker Summit, on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Chicago, will bring together teams of state officials from up to 10 states for information sharing, discussion, and problem solving related to palliative care policies and programs. After the summit, state officials will receive ongoing support from NASHP staff and have access to a faculty of national […]

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    May 2, 2019 | Filed under: Front Page, Long Term and Chronic Care

  • State Health Policy Blog

    How the President’s Proposed Budget Impacts Critical State Health Programs

    The President’s 2020 budget request proposes a 12 percent reduction in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) budget, compared to 2019 federal fiscal year (FFY) funding levels. The following highlights some of the key components of the President’s proposed $87.1 billion HHS budget proposal that could impact state health programs. Affordable Care […]

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  • Publications

    Community Health Worker Resources for States

    As states transform their health systems, many are turning to community health workers (CHWs) to improve health outcomes and access to care, address social determinants of health, and help control costs of care. While state definitions vary, CHWs are typically frontline workers who are trusted members of and/or have a unique and intimate understanding of […]

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  • Smart Homes, Smart Health: Technologies that Empower Independence

    Tuesday, October 24th 10:00AM-11:30AM Smart home technologies have the potential to improve community living for individuals with disabilities and older adults. At this session, officials explain how these technologies help increase independence, monitor health, lower costs, and improve health outcomes. A smart home researcher provides an overview of these resources and state officials discuss use […]

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  • Preconference: State Innovations and Interventions in America’s Opioid Crisis

    Monday, October 23rd 8:00AM-4:00PM This preconference forum is where state policymakers can learn about emerging issues and other states’ experiences in preventing and treating opioid use disorder. The sessions explore how states are working to: Identify and address social causes of opioid use disorder; Support best practices to manage chronic pain; Meet the unique needs […]

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  • The State of State Health Policy: Governors’ 2017 State of the State Addresses

    State of the State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, […]

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  • Publications

    Chronic Pain Management Therapies in Medicaid: Policy Considerations for Non-Pharmacological Alternatives to Opioids

    Although most Medicaid agencies cover services that can be used as alternatives to opioids for pain management, significantly fewer states have policies or procedures in place to encourage their use. Between March and June 2016, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) conducted a survey of all 51 Medicaid agencies to determine the extent […]

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    September 2, 2016 | Filed under: Front Page, Long Term and Chronic Care, Medicaid, Publications