Population Health

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 3-4:30 p.m. (ET) The CMS Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program’s (IAP) Reducing Substance Use Disorder (SUD) program area is holding a webinar on the topic of broadening the national focus from opioid use disorder (OUD) to address alcohol and stimulant use disorders. In this webinar, participating states will learn about strategies for […]

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  • Webinars

    Webinar: Strategies for Connecting Justice-Involved Populations to Substance Use Disorder Treatment

    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:30-3:30 p.m. (ET) The CMS Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program’s (IAP) Reducing Substance Use Disorder (SUD) program area is holding a national webinar on strategies to connect justice-involved individuals to SUD treatment. In this webinar, participants will learn about the high prevalence of substance use disorders (SUD) in the justice-involved population and […]

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    July 8, 2019 | Filed under: Population Health, Webinars

  • State Health Policy Blog

    States Take Action to Improve and Expand Early Childhood Education

    Participation in early childhood education programs has been linked to better health, higher educational achievement, and higher socioeconomic status in adulthood. Given that programs have been shown to yield a $2 to $4 return for every $1 invested, many states are looking upstream and investing in the education of their youngest residents. What governors are […]

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  • Improving Health Through Housing

    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 — discuss their models, share strategies, and identify practical […]

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

  • On the Rise: The Emerging Dimensions of Suicide Prevention

    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 prevention, targeted interventions, and addressing broader societal causes […]

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

  • Successful Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health

    State health policymakers are collaborating across agencies and at the local level with providers, health plans, and community-based organizations to address the social determinants of health and meet health-related social needs. This session highlights how states can support productive partnerships through health system transformation, managed care contract language, designated partner funding, and organizational restructuring to […]

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

  • Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of Diverse Populations

    This session explores and showcases innovative state workforce approaches to meeting the needs and understanding the lived experiences of individuals with behavioral health needs, particularly racial and ethnic minority populations. In addition to sharing the latest research on racial and ethnic disparities in mental health conditions  and access to care, speakers will explore how Massachusetts […]

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  • Some Like It Hot: Climate Change and Health

    Climate change is a growing threat to the health of all Americans, disproportionately impacting the most vulnerable populations. States are increasingly facing new public health challenges due to environmental changes that directly affect air and water quality and intensify the effects of natural disasters. This session highlights resources, cross-agency partnerships, and actionable strategies that states […]

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

  • State Health Policy Blog

    Changes to Poverty Measure Could Disqualify Thousands from State and Federal Programs

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking public comment on possible changes to how the federal poverty measure is annually adjusted for inflation. The changes would impact individuals’ eligibility for multiple programs because the US Department of Health and Human Services uses the poverty measure to establish poverty level guidelines. A wide range […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    New Governors Take the Long View in Addressing Early Childhood Development

    State policymakers have historically promoted early childhood development improvements, but this year a growing number are acknowledging children’s early years as critical in determining their future health and success during adulthood. As a result, governors are promoting investments in the future health of their states by focusing resources on their youngest citizens. This investment can […]

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