Tag Archives: social determinants of health

  • Q&A: How Rhode Island Tackles Social Determinants of Health through its Accountable Entity Model

    Across the country, states are launching new payment models that reward quality, promote care integration, improve access, and address the social determinants of health (SDOH) in an effort to improve population health. One of these ground-breaking initiatives is Rhode Island’s Accountable Entity (AE) Program, created to improve the health of Rhode Islanders enrolled in Medicaid […]

    November 27, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, Rhode Island, State Health Policy Blog
  • NASHP’s Housing and Health Resources for States

    Safe and stable housing is necessary for people to become and stay healthy. States and the federal government have both invested in programs that help low-income and vulnerable populations find housing and access health care and supportive services. However, those programs often remain siloed with health and housing sectors often working independently toward similar goals. […]

    November 20, 2018 | Filed under: Featured, Toolkits
  • 2018 Elections and State Health Policy: Expect More Innovation

    Significant state health policy changes are on the horizon as a result of Tuesday’s elections, which ushered in new governors and political changes in state legislatures across the country. Seven governorships (IL, ME, MI, NV, NM, KS, and WI) will switch parties and be steered by Democrats who all campaigned on health policy proposals. The […]

    November 8, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, State Health Policy Blog
  • States Work to Hold Hospitals Accountable for Community Benefits Spending

    Hospitals get billions in tax breaks and in return they’re supposed to invest in community health. How can state policymakers ensure that money is spent on the right issues to support state health goals? Nonprofit hospitals benefited from at least $24.6 billion in tax exemptions in 2011, according to a 2015 analysis that used the most […]

    May 8, 2018 | Filed under: Blog Posts, Front Page, State Health Policy Blog
  • Friday, August 17th 8:30am – 10:00am Many state health policymakers are working to address social and economic elements, such as access to healthy food, safe housing, and reliable transportation, which make up 80 percent of factors impacting people’s health. This session highlights practical strategies for working across state agencies and other sectors to address the […]

    April 20, 2018 | Filed under: 2018 Conference
  • Thursday, August 16th 1:30pm – 3:00pm State health policymakers are identifying innovative mechanisms to address the social determinants of health by including new requirements or incentives within value-based purchasing and contracting arrangements. This session highlights how states are using value-based payment roadmaps and Medicaid managed care contracting as levers to increase health and well-being and […]

    April 20, 2018 | Filed under: 2018 Conference
  • Thursday, August 16th 10:00am – 11:30am Integrating health services in school settings can promote student health and readiness to learn. This session focuses on cross-agency collaboration between Medicaid and schools to improve coordination and delivery of school-based health services. The session includes a national overview of school health services delivery models, and Ohio and South […]

    April 20, 2018 | Filed under: 2018 Conference