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July 2022

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Commentary

This commentary tells the story of Adrian, who works with the Medicaid-funded Mississippi Youth Programs Around the Clock program. Adrian's work provides youth and their families with needed "wraparound" services to cultivate healthier communities.

That’s Medicaid shares stories of people covered by Medicaid at critical points in their lives, underscoring the importance of stable health insurance coverage to building a nationwide Culture of Health.

Blog

On July 19, executives across the 19 state-based health insurance marketplaces sent a letter to Congressional leaders calling for the permanent extension of health insurance premium affordability measures slated to expire at the end of this year. This blog explores projections and analysis of how consumers may be impacted if ARPA’s affordability measures are left to expire.

Blog

This blog details the Colorado public option, the significance of the 1332 waiver approval, projected impact on premiums and enrollment, and what this means for future state action.

Blog

This blog provides lessons learned from committed patient partners while developing a Patient-Centered Complex Care Research Agenda, which aims help inform other organizations seeking to include patient perspectives to guide research priorities.

Blog

With new budget initiatives, a California Momnibus Act, and a new Medicaid transformation initiative, the state is seeking to advance more whole-person care for pregnant and birthing people, and to ensure and expand access to reproductive health care, including abortion services.

Report

Almost two-thirds of adults in the United States have experienced at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE). This document synthesizes evidence-based policies and programs that address clinical, community, and policy-level interventions that can prevent ACEs and mitigate consequences.

Brief

In 2021, ASTHO convened state environmental health directors (SEHDs) and directors of public health preparedness to discuss innovations developed during the COVID-19 pandemic such as virtual inspections. This brief explores how state health and partner agencies developed these methods to support environmental health work and how they are continuing to adapt them moving forward.

Blog

Two years later, many Emergency Operations Center's (EOC) across the nation remain operational in a virtual environment for the safety of public health staff. In. this blog, ASTHO’s Directors of Public Health Preparedness (DPHP) Network present a range of challenges that the DPHPs, as response leads, have learned to address, including inconsistent connectivity, greater need for remote capabilities, and improved software to facilitate operations management and reporting.

Webinar & Presentations

This web series spotlights new voices and ideas in health services research. In this video, Dr. Monica McLemore, nurse-scientist and clinician of 28 years talks about using research to address racism, funding and implementation, and her hopes for the future of HSR and nursing sciences.

Commentary

This commentary tells the story of Sonia who took on the life-changing responsibility of adopting a family member’s young son Amir, who has developmental disabilities. Medicaid provided Amir with preventive doctor visits, X-rays, and speech and occupational therapy.

Blog

Beginning July 16, the telephone number to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, an existing hotline composed of a network of call centers, will shift to 9-8-8 across states. This blog provide in sight on the purpose of 9-8-8 and how the mental health crisis line is being supported. 

Blog

This blog explores the Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) Framework which highlights the most important landmarks to consider within the landscape of data sharing to help improve the well-being of people and their communities.

Blog

This blog explores why restoring community trust and how collecting and sharing data can be an effective way to design measures that help advance community health.

Blog

With the premium tax credit expansion’s (PTC) sunset approaching, Congress has been considering passing an extension—first in the Build Back Better Act and more recently for potential inclusion in narrower reconciliation legislation. This blog explores cost and enrollment rates without an extension of the ARPA’s expanded PTC.

Commentary

This commentary tells the story of Naomi who enrolled in Medicaid after she lost her job when pregnant with her son, who was born prematurely. Medicaid provided in-home attendants, a wheelchair, medications and other necessities to help improve her son's quality of life.

Blog

This blog analyzes 2020 ESI estimates to contextualize and establish a baseline for the forthcoming 2021 estimates. 

TOPICS
Map

State legislatures are introducing and passing legislation in preparation for the July 2022 rollout of 9-8-8, the new congressionally mandated three-digit calling code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This map provides insight on state enacted legislation to implement and fund 988.

Blog

This blog discuss the impact of stigmatizing language in medical records for pediatric patients and their families and provides insights and actionable suggestions for clinicians, health systems, and medical education on how to improve patient-provider relationships.

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Resource Page

This how-to guide provides steps, tips, and templates for developing and maintaining effective partnerships within island health agencies. The resource combines methods from evidence based strategies to support effective partnerships.

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Podcast

Since 2000, rates of suicide and substance overdose mortality have steadily increased in the United States. This podcast explores how healthcare leaders are working in their communities to set youth up to thrive by using behavioral health data to build resilience, incorporate youth voices, and support communities in their suicide and substance use prevention efforts.

Blog

This blog explore three newly released or trial-phase databases and their implications for future health services research, spotlighted at a recent panel discussion hosted by The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Podcast

This new episode of the Medicaid Leadership Exchange podcast explores the inner workings of Medicaid’s workforce recovery and the opportunity to build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture.

Webinar & Presentations

This webinar features SHADAC director Lynn Blewett presenting on "State-Level Data Collaborations and Opportunities to Improve the Sustainability of Their Efforts."

Commentary

This commentary tells the story of Regina, who is able to help provide her daughter with physicals, immunizations, dental visits and medication—which the family couldn’t obtain without Medicaid coverage.

Blog

The blog provides recommendations public health officials applying for grants based on a five-year funding cycle, which allows public health agencies to invest in their workforce, demonstrate the need and value for new positions and/or benefits, and make progress on longer-term workforce improvements.

Blog

This blog analyzes the progress and challenges for states modernizing vital records systems (e.g., birth, death, and marriage certificates).

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