Many states are transforming their health care delivery systems to improve health and control costs. Reducing health disparities — and addressing their social and economic causes — is at the heart of many of these efforts.
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The COVID-19 pandemic poses unique risks to people with opioid use disorder (OUD). Overdose risk increases when using individuals are in isolation and injection drug users are at higher risk of COVID-19 mortality due to increased rates of other infectious diseases and negative health effects from substance use.
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Since early March, governors have followed public health experts’ recommendations and issued stay-at-home executive orders to encourage social distancing to minimize coronavirus exposure and protect residents’ health and safety. However, social distancing has disrupted daily life and impacted state economies. State and local governments have experienced declines in income and sales tax revenue due to […]
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic has quietly raged on, requiring states to fight a costly, two-front war. While states have rallied to ensure that opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment remains accessible, organizational and workforce challenges persist and the resources and revenue needed to address them are rapidly changing. Gaps in treatment infrastructure and […]
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Confronted with a shortage of test kits, rising COVID-19 cases, and pressure to reopen, many states are designing innovative contact tracing initiatives that use private and public health expertise, volunteers, and traditional phone calls to reach individuals who have been exposed to the coronavirus so they can self-isolate to stop the spread of infection.
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As COVID-19 cases continue to climb, access to health insurance remains critical as consumers continue to need access to health care services, including those to prevent and treat COVID-19. However, prior to the outbreak, 28 million Americans were uninsured, which is projected to increase by over 7.3 million as individuals lose jobs and employer-sponsored health […]
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More than a dozen states have recently submitted 1115 waiver applications that have the potential to safeguard access to care and increase support for children during the COVID-19 pandemic. If approved, these 1115 waivers would be retroactively to March 1, 2020, and expire “no later than 60 days after the end of the public health […]
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Governors can control costs, advance their priorities, and enhance lives by improving the social and economic conditions that make up 80 percent of the factors affecting their residents’ health. Governors are uniquely positioned to maximize state resources to address the conditions affecting health by leading cross-agency and public-private collaborations, leveraging siloed state resources, and advancing evidence-based health policy approaches.
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In response to an increase in HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections in individuals with substance use disorders (SUD), including opioid use disorders (OUD), state policymakers are employing multifaceted strategies to address this syndemic, collaborating with public and private partners to prevent the spread of infectious disease and provide access to evidence-based treatment. This report […]
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