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This report outlines key factors for governors and state leaders to consider when balancing state budgets and making difficult decisions about funding Medicaid during the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent economic downturn.

Commentary

This commentary details how states are responding to racial and ethnic disparities in the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how states are looking beyond the pandemic.

Commentary

This commentary tells the story of Matthew, who was born with fetal alcohol syndrome and whose Medicaid coverage has many covered medical and behavioral needs.

Commentary

This brief summarizes the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

Brief

This brief provides updates to Medicaid Managed Care Contract Language: Health Disparities and Health Equity, published by SHVS which includes excerpts from managed care contracts, procurement questions, and other policy documents from twelve states and the District of Columbia.

Report

This report uses data from the Urban Institute's 2020 Well-Being and Basic Needs Survey (WBNS), a nationally representative survey of more than 7,500 adults ages 18 to 64, to examine charitable food use (defined as the use of free groceries or free meals) in 2020. 

Report

This paper shares strategies that governors and other state leaders can pursue to expand access to data and technology to improve public health. 

Report

This report analyzes states’ experiences trying to resolve surprise medical payment disputes between health care providers and insurers.

Webinar & Presentations

This webinar offers insights and solutions for health care organizations and government entities to build effective partnerships with the individuals and communities they serve to better address their health and social needs.

Brief

This series of policy briefs include evidence-based recommendations to help people through the immediate health and economic crises and longer-term recommendations to ensure a fair and just opportunity for health.

Commentary

This commentary tells the story of John, whose emergency surgery for a hernia was covered by Medicaid.

Commentary

This commentary provides an overview of the states introducing legislation to prevent employers from mandating their employees get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Commentary

This commentary provides an overview of new and emerging best practices for vaccinating individuals in homeless shelters which may help states more efficiently vaccinate other hard-to-reach or medically vulnerable populations, such as those living in rural areas or congregate settings.

Commentary

This commentary examines how the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine can aid vaccine distribution, but must have stronger messaging surrounding its efficacy.

Brief

This brief uses data from the Minnesota Department of Health to show how insurance rates in the state were relatively unchanged by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webinar & Presentations

This webinar addresses key provisions of the American Rescue Plan package, the $1.9 trillion budget reconciliation package signed into law by President Biden on March 11.

Report

This analysis examines historic vaccination patterns among adults using data from the 2016-18 National Health Interview Survey.

Commentary

This commentary discusses the importance of health care organizations and county health agencies elevating the voices of formerly incarcerated individuals and their communities.

Commentary

This commentary provides an interview with two individuals leading an organization in Los Angeles that is providing care to justice-involved individuals by recruiting people with lived experience.

Commentary

This commentary outlines how a health system in Minneapolis worked to increase Somali engagement with behavioral health services.

Report

This report shares considerations for health care organizations and government entities seeking to build effective partnerships with the individuals and communities they serve to better address their health and social needs.

Report

This report highlights a program in Tennessee as a model of success for taking on adverse childhood events (ACEs).

Dataset

This toolkit looks at Medicaid enrollment trends from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic through January 2021.

Commentary

This commentary tells the story of Robert, who was able to recover from addiction and receive mental health care services through Medicaid.

Commentary

This commentary presents top-level findings from new data on vaccination rates among U.S. adults living in households.

Webinar & Presentations

This webinar features discussions on how states can use performance rates and disparities analyses from Medicaid managed care programs in other states to determine where disparities are likely to exist in their own state and develop interventions.

Report

This report provides excerpts of health disparities and health equity contract language from Medicaid managed care contracts and requests for proposals from 12 states and the District of Columbia as well as the contract for California’s state-based marketplace, Covered California.

Commentary

This commentary outlines four recommendations for states to engage their managed care plans to assist in efforts to successfully and rapidly vaccinate the Medicaid population for COVID-19.

Report

This report explores vaccine hesitancy among nonelderly adults with new data from the Urban Institute’s Well-Being and Basic Needs Survey.

Commentary

This commentary tells the story of Theresa, who was able to care for her daughter's health needs as she transitioned to a new job.

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