Tag Archives: social determinants of health

  • Thursday, August 22, 3:30 pm – 5 pm Safe, stable, and affordable housing can reduce health disparities, improve long-term outcomes, and reduce costs. This session highlights practical strategies for working across state agencies to address health through housing. Officials from Louisiana, Oregon, and Texas — three states participating in NASHP’s Health and Housing Institute — […]

    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference, Population Health
  • Thursday, August 22, 1:30 pm – 3 pm 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 […]

    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference
  • Wednesday, August 21, 8 am – 4 pm As states grapple with the impact of the opioid crisis and the acute treatment needs of people with substance use disorders (SUD), the next policy challenge is how to support this group of individuals in their long-term recovery. This daylong preconference offers state policymakers the opportunity to […]

    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference
  • Thursday, August 22, 10 am – 11:30 am State health policymakers are collaborating across agencies and at the local level with providers, health plans, and community-based organizations to address the social determinants of health and meet health-related social needs. This session highlights how states can support productive partnerships through health system transformation, managed care contract […]

    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference, Medicaid, Population Health
  • Thursday, August 22, 10 am – 11:30 am This session explores and showcases innovative state workforce approaches to meeting the needs and understanding the lived experiences of individuals with behavioral health needs, particularly racial and ethnic minority populations. In addition to sharing the latest research on racial and ethnic disparities in mental health conditions  and […]

  • Thursday, August 22, 10 am – 11:30 am Climate change is a growing threat to the health of all Americans, disproportionately impacting the most vulnerable populations. States are increasingly facing new public health challenges due to environmental changes that directly affect air and water quality and intensify the effects of natural disasters. This session highlights […]

    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference, Population Health
  • Wednesday, August 21, 8 am – 4 pm This preconference provides a unique opportunity to examine what states can do to lower drug prices, the challenges they face, and strategies to overcome them. Topics include pharmacy benefit managers, drug importation from Canada, affordability review boards, Medicaid models, and more. Participants include legislators, governors’ staff, state […]

    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference
  • Resources for States to Address Health Equity and Disparities

    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. Health equity means everyone has an equal opportunity to live a long and healthy life regardless of race, ethnicity, […]

    March 5, 2019 | Filed under: Front Page, Population & Public Health, Toolkits
  • 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. […]

    January 20, 2019 | Filed under: Featured, Population Health, Toolkits
  • California Creates a State Surgeon General Position

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled several health care initiatives in his inaugural address last week, including a well-publicized plan to lower drug costs using public purchasing power. But a less-publicized action – establishing a state surgeon general post – to help tackle the social determinants of health and health equity, presents a significant opportunity for […]