Tag Archives: rural

  • Safe and reliable transportation can increase access to health care services and supports and help decrease social isolation — particularly for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and those living in rural areas. This session highlights opportunities for states to increase access to transportation to address the complex health and social needs of older adults. Following […]

    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference
  • States Utilize Cross-Agency Resources to Address Health Care Workforce Shortages

    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 […]

    November 13, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, Publications
  • Mental Health and Opioid Crisis Programs Win Funding Hikes, Efforts to Stabilize Insurance Markets Fail

    The new $1.3 trillion budget bill that finances the federal government through September increased funding for a number of health programs that directly impact states, including rural programs to combat the opioid crisis. There were no appropriations made to stabilize Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance markets. Under the budget, the Department of Health and Human […]

    March 27, 2018 | Filed under: Blog Posts, Front Page, State Health Policy Blog