In 2011, NASHP was awarded a National Organizations of State and Local Officials (NOSLO) national cooperative agreement with the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). By facilitating collaboration between Medicaid agencies and the safety net, the NOSLO cooperative agreement, which builds on NASHP’s prior work with HRSA (see Community Health Centers), aims to support Medicaid directors as they tackle the enormous challenges they face in meeting the current and future demands of enrolling and providing care for Medicaid enrollees within a severely resource strained delivery system. Effective collaboration will be needed to engage state agencies and stakeholder organizations to foster coordinated or integrated delivery systems to maximize resources and deliver efficient, quality care.
This project is guided by a National Advisory Group, comprised of state Medicaid directors, NOSLO project partners, representatives from the National Association of Community Health Centers and the National Association of Medicaid Directors, and federal officials from HRSA. The 12-member Advisory Group meets quarterly to assist NASHP in identifying priorities and promising practices, and to provide input on key objectives of the cooperative agreement to ensure that the focus remains on how to better serve Medicaid populations through partnerships with the safety net.
As part of the NOSLO work, NASHP works with six Medicaid-led state teams in a learning collaborative aimed at supporting innovative delivery system models to serve vulnerable populations. For more information, see Medicaid-Safety Net Learning Collaborative.