Texas

Substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), is prevalent among pregnant and parenting women, and these women have unique and often un-met treatment needs. Despite significant efforts, states report that access to treatment continues to lag for this population. In 2014, half of pregnant women with OUD who were enrolled in publicly-funded treatment […]

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    State Options for Promoting Recovery among Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid or Substance Use Disorder

    State Options for Promoting Recovery among Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid or Substance Use Disorder

    The opioid epidemic has heightened states’ efforts to prevent and treat of substance use disorder (SUD) in pregnant and parenting women. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration, interviewed Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Texas officials about the unique interagency approaches they are using to promote recovery […]

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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?’

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

    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

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    States Jumpstart Efforts to Integrate Health and Housing Policies

    States Jumpstart Efforts to Integrate Health and Housing Policies

    As part of the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) health and housing institute, officials from five states (IL, LA, NY, OR, and TX) met with other policymakers at #NASHPCONF18 to share how they work across agency siloes to improve health and housing for vulnerable populations, including those experiencing homelessness, struggling with behavioral health […]

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    State Strategies to Prevent and Respond to Disease Crises Through Medicaid and Public Health Partnerships

    State Strategies to Prevent and Respond to Disease Crises Through Medicaid and Public Health Partnerships

    Protecting public health in an era when infections can quickly spread from remote areas to major world cities requires creative and well-orchestrated responses from national, state, and local governments. One of the critical partnerships states can forge before, during, and after such crises is between public health and Medicaid. This report, supported by the Health […]

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    The Prevention and Public Health Fund — Lessons from States; Questions for Policymakers

    The American Health Care Act, which proposes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), would dismantle the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF). States received over $625 million from the PPHF in fiscal year 2016,[i] and stand to lose more than $3 billion over five years if it is repealed.[ii] The bill would […]

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    Federal and State Collaboration for Medicare-Medicaid Alignment

    NASHP recently brought together a group of state and federal policy leaders to discuss the Medicare-Medicaid Financial Alignment Initiative, D-SNP health plans, and other programs and resources aimed at aligning health care payment and delivery to improve care for dual eligibles. See a report from the meeting and sign up for a webinar on state […]

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    From A to Zika: Three Tips from State Health Policymakers on Infectious Disease Crisis Preparedness and Response

    High-profile diseases such as Ebola and Zika grab headlines, but state health policymakers know that emergency preparedness begins long before the first news stories—or symptoms—appear. Preparedness and response often includes cross-sector work that addresses the intersections between public health infectious disease strategy and state Medicaid and emergency management policies. At the nexus of federal policy […]

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  • Texas

    In Texas:   As of July 1, 2011, there were 3,943,189 beneficiaries enrolled in Texas’s Medicaid program. Of these, 2,786,985 were enrolled in managed care. Texas has multiple comprehensive Medicaid managed care programs. Its STAR program is mandatory for Medicaid-enrolled children in managed care service areas and covers physical, behavioral, and oral health services. A […]

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    December 5, 2013 | Filed under: Texas

  • Texas 2014 CHIP Fact Sheet

    2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Texas 2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Texas 2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Texas 2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Texas Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Texas NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Texas operates a separate CHIP program, […]

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    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Texas