This blog examines the landscape of marketplace race and ethnicity data and detail strategies state-based marketplaces can implement for the upcoming open enrollment period to improve data collection.
The podcast episode features Medicaid leaders discussing the need for agency leadership to engage in self-observation and recognize bias when committing to advance equity within their agencies and for enrollees.
This blog details how the use of an ASTHO tool was instrumental in helping create a disability preparedness toolkit for South Carolina, as well as tips for how jurisdictions and agencies can address the access and functional needs of people living with disabilities during and after an emergency.
This blog post, by current state health department leaders, explores the current state of the public health workforce and provides rationale for adding board-certified preventive medicine physicians on staff in health departments.
This blog post by researchers at AcademyHealth discusses the benefits of having an affirming provider to address health inequities among LGBTQ+ older adults, as well as shares resources to increase capacity for LGBTQ+ affirming care.
This report evaluates a series of evaluations of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation programs that address health inequities. The evaluations explore innovative approaches to equity-focused payment reform and integrated models of care and outline key findings and recommendations to inform future activities.
This resource page recaps the Center for Health Care Strategies' recent webinar highlighting two California-based, cross-sector initiatives focused on improving healthcare for people experiencing homelessness by meeting the population where they are.
Most experts in the public health field agree that the value of data depends on what is measured and what measures are implemented. This blog post from Data Across Sectors for Health highlights the importance of peer learning when leveraging data to improve overall health and well-being.
The Center for Health Care Strategies recently spoke with Jacey Cooper, California’s Medicaid director, to explore how CalAIM seeks to improve care for Californians experiencing homelessness and what other states can learn from this work.
This report offers the evidence and rationale for a policy-based approach to reduce tobacco use. It also provides (1) principles for advancing tobacco control policies and working with Tribal nations and (2) a summary of the changing tobacco control landscape, including the youth e-cigarette epidemic, information on health disparities and health equity, and addressing related issues such as marijuana, e-cigarette or vaping use-associated lung injury (EVALI), and COVID-19.
This commentary tells the story of Jasmine, a single mother and full-time day-care employee who was laid off after injuries she sustained in a fall that left her unable to work. With the help of the Medicaid program, she quickly got back on her feet and returned to work.
This brief examines both combined and individual rates of reported anxiety and depression symptoms for the total adult population as well as by specific breakdowns, including age, gender, race/ethnicity, income categories, and education levels.
This blog, the first in a two-part series, outlines strategies state Medicaid agencies can take to identify people with high health needs and provide them with additional support to retain or transition their health coverage in order to maintain access to essential healthcare services.
With children ages five and older now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots widely available to adults, states are continuing to develop policies on vaccine requirements in schools, both for students and faculty. This interactive map shares states’ up-to-date approaches to school COVID-19 vaccine and mask requirements.
For years, Medicaid leaders have faced a mounting children’s behavioral health crisis — made worse by the pandemic. In this episode of the Medicaid Leadership Exchange podcast, three Medicaid leaders discuss the behavioral health needs of children and opportunities for Medicaid to better support those needs.