Acknowledgements: The author wishes to thank the state officials and stakeholders in Massachusetts (Masachusetts Department of Public Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services) and New York (New York State Office of Mental Health, New York State Department of Health, Families Together in New York State) who graciously shared their experiences or reviewed a draft of this publication. Trish […]
While state policymakers across the country grapple with oral health care access challenges, California, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut are incentivizing their Medicaid plans and providers to deliver pediatric oral health services in innovative ways, with a special focus on community-based solutions. Under its Medicaid section 1115 waiver, California incentivizes dental care coordination by community health workers […]
A patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who was a frequent emergency room (ER) visitor now has a plan to manage his symptoms and now avoids the ER. A family caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s was considering nursing home placement, but after learning how to address challenging behavioral symptoms now feels equipped to continue […]
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) recently launched the Telehealth Affinity Group, composed of state policymakers, that is examining emerging evidence from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) into innovative uses of telehealth to transform health care delivery systems in states. State and federal policymakers are eager to explore emerging patient-centered outcomes research […]
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 toolkit. Introduction Rural areas across the nation have higher concentrations of […]
Palliative care helps individuals with serious illness better manage the symptoms and stressors of disease. These services are interdisciplinary, person- and family-centered, and can help people at any stage of a serious illness.
States are uniquely positioned to influence how Americans think about access, and experience palliative care.
The National Academy for State Health Policy examined how Indiana and Alaska leverage their resources and build new partnerships to implement innovative, cross-agency approaches to bolster their health care workforces. These case studies explore: Cross-agency coalitions that develop and implement innovative workforce strategies; Opportunities to use data to identify and address workforce shortages; Strategies to […]