Delaware

In this time of changing federal health priorities, state health policymakers play a crucial role in breaking the cycle of poverty and inequity so everyone can live healthy, prosperous lives. Many state leaders, with federal support, are implementing community-wide prevention initiatives that acknowledge that health is affected by factors that extend beyond clinical care. Policymakers […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    State policymakers increasingly recognize the need to address the social determinants of health — housing, employment, education, and income — to reduce health care costs and improve population health. Educational attainment, for example, provides dividends for overall health. People with higher levels of education generally live longer and experience healthier lives. The quality of education […]

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  • NASHP Awards Grants to Colorado, Delaware, and Oklahoma to Tackle Rising Rx Drug Prices
    State Health Policy Blog

    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has awarded $300,000 in grants to Colorado, Delaware, and Oklahoma to help the states develop innovative policy solutions to tackle high prescription drug prices. With the support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the funding enables states to explore promising policy approaches to control rapidly escalating […]

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  • Delaware and Georgia Use Innovative Strategies to Promote Women’s Health in Medicaid
    State Health Policy Blog

    Unplanned pregnancies present a challenge for many women, their families and communities, and are associated with a number of costly health outcomes, including delayed prenatal care, premature birth and low birth weight. Federal initiatives like the Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network to Reduce Infant Mortality (IM CoIIN) have helped to engage state leaders in efforts […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    The Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released an eye-opening study this past week, indicating that utilization of emergency department (ED) services due to behavioral health conditions increased sharply from 2006 to 2013. The brief “Trends in Emergency Department Visits Involving Mental and Substance Use Disorders,” highlights a 52 percent increase in ED utilization […]

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  • State of 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, 31 […]

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  • In Delaware: As of July 1, 2011, there were 200,810 beneficiaries enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program, 161, 655 of whom were enrolled in a managed care program known as Diamond State Health Plan. (now known as Diamond State Partners). Physical, behavioral, and dental benefits are provided through two Medicaid-only managed care organizations. Severely disabled […]

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    February 26, 2015 | Filed under: Delaware
  • Under construction–NASHP is continuing to populate this resource so please check back!   If you have any resources about the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents in your state that you would like to share, please email kmooney@nashp.org  

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    December 5, 2013 | Filed under: Delaware
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Delaware  2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Delaware  2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Delaware  Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Delaware NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Delaware operates a combination CHIP program, called Delaware Healthy Children Program (DHCP). Number […]

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    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Delaware
  • NASHP’s Accountable Care Activity map is a work in progress; state activity pages will be launched in waves throughout Fall 2012.   At this time, we have no information on accountable care activity that meets the following criteria: (1) Medicaid or CHIP agency participation (not necessarily leadership); (2) explicitly intended to advance accountable or integrated […]

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    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: Delaware