Tag Archives: Workforce

  • 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
  • Thursday, August 16th 1:30pm – 3:00pm A robust, health care workforce enables states to ensure accessible, affordable, and high-quality health care. However, workforce and population demographics are changing and posing new challenges. As innovation in health care and an aging population increase the need for services, states face critical shortages of nurses, doctors, and other […]

    April 20, 2018 | Filed under: 2018 Conference
  • NASHP State Leaders Meet to Reflect and Plan in a Changing Health Care Environment

    Last week, 24 National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) leaders, including state lawmakers and representatives from governors’, budget, and insurance offices, Medicaid and public health agencies, and insurance exchanges, CHIP and health policy commissions met in Washington, DC, to assess the issues and opportunities confronting state health policymakers. The robust discussion helps NASHP set […]

    March 27, 2018 | Filed under: Blog Posts, Front Page, State Health Policy Blog
  • Access to dental care in the U.S. is a severe problem for young children, underscored by the fact that only a quarter of all children under six had a dental visit in 2004. In an effort to address these access issues, many states have begun reimbursing medical providers for delivering basic oral health services to […]

    June 24, 2009 | Filed under: Oral Health, Publications
  • Access to dental care is an increasingly serious problem for many people in the United States, particularly for children.  There is a shortage of private dentists and a limited availability of affordable, or government-supported dental care. This is further compounded by the small number of private dentists willing to participate in public health insurance programs, […]

    June 4, 2009 | Filed under: Oral Health, Publications
  • One of a series of issue briefs designed to share with federal and state policymakers, as well as other stakeholders, the issues and options raised by the Making Medicaid Work for the 21st Century workgroup. This brief discusses state options to control costs. mmw_costcontrol.pdf 65.8 KB  

    April 17, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid, Publications
  • One of a series of issue briefs designed to share with federal and state policymakers, as well as other stakeholders, the issues and options raised by the Making Medicaid Work for the 21st Century workgroup. This brief discusses three groups of alternatives that would amend the present federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP).   mmw_fmap.pdf 196.5 […]

    April 17, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid, Publications
  • One of a series of issue briefs designed to share with federal and state policymakers, as well as other stakeholders, the issues and options raised by the Making Medicaid Work for the 21st Century workgroup. This brief discusses options for premium assistance programs, whereby a state uses public funds (e.g., Medicaid dollars) to pay for […]

    April 17, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid, Publications
  • This paper focuses on the policy, financing, and workforce challenges that must be addressed to improve access to oral health care for young children, particularly those that are underserved at present.   Until recently, little attention has been given to ensuring that the oral health needs of young children are met before they enter school. […]

    April 2, 2009 | Filed under: Oral Health, Publications
  • In the drive by many states to craft programs to expand health coverage to reach more, if not all, of their uninsured population, the focus has been on the cornerstone implementation issues of mandates and affordability. Less attention has been paid to the question of whether there is adequate provider capacity to deliver care, especially to […]

    March 25, 2009 | Filed under: Publications