Behavioral Health Overview
Behavioral health includes both mental health and substance use disorders. Research from the National Alliance on Mental Illness determined one in five U.S. adults experience a mental illness, and Mental Health America reports substance …
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Health: Improving the Bottom Line
(7 days ago) Health Care by the Numbers. $2.6 trillion. U.S. annual health spending. $421 billion. Total spent by state and local governments. $8,402. Average spent per person annually on health. 6.6% to 3.9%. Drop in annual growth of health spending from 2007 to 2010.
COVID-19 Health Policy Snapshots
(4 days ago) Federal Action. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided $140 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including $4.3 billion to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Using these funds, the CDC awarded $631 million to 64 jurisdictions across the country to expand their capacity for testing, contact tracing and …
Health Policy Snapshot: Lowering Health Care Costs for
(5 days ago) Consumer spending on health care has continuously increased from year-to-year. According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, American households spent an average of $4,968 on health care in 2018—including spending on health insurance, medical services, prescription drugs and medical devices—representing a 93% increase from 2004.
The Uninsured by State and Congressional District
(6 days ago) with health insurance to report problems getting needed medical care, less likely to follow recommended treatments because of costs, have less access to care, receive less preventive care, and are more likely to be hospitalized for avoidable health problems. Moreover, it is widely
UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School
(8 days ago) S.H.A.R.E. (Student Health Advocacy for Resources and Education) Serves as umbrella organization for the many service-learning opportunities to NJMS students, including Unite for Sight, STATS (Students Teaching AIDS To Students), SFHCC (Student Family Health Care Center), PINACLE (Partnership in Newark Advocating Community Leader's Empowerment)
Improving Women's Health: State Policy Options
(6 days ago) Mental health is an important component of women’s overall health. To address mental health issues, policymakers may consider actions related to mental health access and treatment, elderly depression, postpartum depression, and violence and suicide. Mental Health Access and Treatment
Improving Rural Health: State Policy Options for
(5 days ago) Improving Health Insurance Coverage. Several studies have shown that lacking health insurance coverage is a major barrier for accessing quality health care services. While the uninsured rate has declined over the last 10 years, consumers still face significant challenges when it comes to gaining affordable health insurance coverage—especially in rural areas.
State Approaches to Ensuring Healthy Pregnancies Through
(2 days ago) Healthy Start programs aim to reduce infant mortality rates, increase access to early prenatal care and remove barriers to health care access. Florida’s Healthy Start program was created legislatively in 1991 and screens all pregnant women to identify …
Health Care: Constitutional Rights and Legislative Powers
(1 days ago) health care for poor persons under the Constitution, or that wealth distinctions create a “suspect class,” the Court would likely evaluate governmental actions involving health care using the less rigorous “rational basis” standard of review. Most health care legislation would likely be upheld,
The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act
(Just Now) tively, to potential or actual public health emergencies. (6) The exercise of emergency health powers must promote the common good. (7) Emergency health powers must be grounded in a thorough scientific understanding of public health threats and disease transmission. (8) Guided by principles of justice and antidiscrimination, it is the
States Implement Health Reform: Prevention and Wellness
(3 days ago) Prevention and Public Health Fund. The law created a Prevention and Public Health Fund to invest in public health initiatives, health screenings and prevention research to improve health and help contain the rate of increase in private and public sector health costs. The fund allocated $500 million in FY 2010, with $250 million for investment
Health Care After COVID: States Are Shaping the Post
(2 days ago) The pandemic “exposed the big vulnerabilities of an employer-based health insurance system, that as people were losing their jobs because parts of the economy were shutting down, they were losing their health insurance along with it,” says Colorado Representative Yadira Caraveo (D), who is a practicing physician.
Public Health Webinar Series
(Just Now) Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of all people and their communities. This work is achieved by promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and preventing and identifying infectious diseases.
Improving Health and Controlling Costs in Medicaid: The 6
(2 days ago) The 6|18 Initiative was developed to provide health care purchasers, payers and providers with rigorous evidence about high-burden health conditions and the associated evidence-based, practical strategies that have the greatest health and cost impact in a short period of time. 5 The name “6|18” comes from the focus on six common, preventable health conditions and 18 evidence …
Bringing Health Care Prices to Light
(8 days ago) This includes collecting health care claims data, providing price information directly to consumers, and pursuing additional oversight for health facilities and insurers. DYK? In 2018, private health insurance plans paid hospitals an average of 247% of what Medicare would pay for the same health care service in the same health facility.
States Respond to COVID-19 and Health Disparities
(1 days ago) In a recent study, Social Determinants of Health-Related Needs During COVID-19 Among Low-Income Households with Children, 76.3% of families reported concerns about financial stability, 42.5% about employment, 69.4% about food availability, 31.0% about housing stability and 35.9% about health care access. Communities of color, populations with a
Requiring Individuals to Obtain Health Insurance: A
(9 days ago) health plan; and other health coverage as recognized by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The amount of the assessment for failing to meet the individual responsibility requirement, which can be prorated for partial compliance during the year, is determined by taking the greater of a
Human Trafficking and the Health Care System
(6 days ago) Health services include medical, dental and sexual health services, with a focus on mental health services. The wide array of additional services that support human trafficking survivors ranges from short-term necessities like clothing, food and emergency medical services to longer-term needs like housing and health care.
Bridging the Gap: Connecting Behavioral and Public Health
(8 days ago) In an interconnected health system, leaders in the executive branch (e.g., state health departments, behavioral health agencies, state corrections facilities, and criminal justice, labor and social service agencies), local governments, and other public and private entities work together to achieve positive health outcomes.
Health Impact Assessments
(7 days ago) A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a systematic method of gauging the potential health effects impact proposed decisions in a range of sectors. HIAs differ from Health Risk Assessments (HRA) and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) in that HIAs concentrate on examining both potential positive and negative human health impacts, rather than only the risks of adverse effects, as well as
Children's Behavioral Health
(Just Now) Health Program. Prior to COVID-19, an estimated 13.2 million children between the ages of 3 and 17 were diagnosed with anxiety, depression or a behavioral health disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), behavioral health disorders can prevent children from developing coping and resiliency skills—abilities
Oral Health: State Policy Options
(6 days ago) the health of the population and lower costs. States have a variety of leverage points to improve adult oral health. This report outlines state policy options to im-prove access to oral health care, reduce oral health disparities, address oral health workforce issues, integrate oral health and
Improving Rural Health
(2 days ago) necessary health care services compared to their urban counterparts. More than three-quarters of the nation’s rural counties are designated as health professional shortage areas (HPSAs)—geographic areas, populations or facilities with insufficient access to health care providers and professionals in primary care, dental care or mental health.
Health Reform and State Health Legislative Initiatives
(1 days ago) Health costs account for about one-third of state budgets, ranging from financing Medicaid, to paying for state employees and other populations, such as prisoners. State legislatures make thousands of health policy decisions each year, including improving access to appropriate care, determining who should be immunized, licensing health
Student Mental Health Legislative Trends
(8 days ago) Student Mental Health Legislative Trends. COVID-19 changed in-person learning and access to school-based services across the United States, significantly affecting children’s and youths’ mental health and well-being. Below is a look at recently …
Telehealth, COVID-19 and Looking Ahead
(5 days ago) health centers, rural health clinics and community mental health services. Provider-Patient Relationship Some states, such as Hawaii, Montana and South Dakota, authorized providers to establish a provider-patient relationship through telehealth under certain circumstances, rather than requiring an initial in-person visit. Prescribing via Telehealth
The Telehealth Explainer Series: A Toolkit for State
(3 days ago) The Type of Private Health Insurance Plan, and How It Is Funded, Makes a Difference. State telehealth private insurance laws affect only certain state-regulated health plans, such as insurance plans sold on the Affordable Care Act’s individual and small group marketplaces and fully insured employer-sponsored plans.
RACIAL AND ETHNIC HEALTH DISPARITIES Workforce Diversity
(3 days ago) health providers must be equipped to provide care in a cross-cultural context, which is an important part of a comprehensive strategy to reduce health disparities. These disparities also represent inefficiencies in the system that highlight where expensive quality gaps exist. Eliminating these
NCSL STANDING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN …
(Just Now) 88 health care to an individual at a community health center or rural health center to be an 89 employee of the Public Health Service for purposes of any civil action that may arise 90 from providing services to patients. 7 | P a g e This protection would apply when:91 92 1. 1. the service is provided to the individual at a community health
Health Care Quality
(9 days ago) Department of Health and Human Services, monitors quality of care provided in Medicare and Medicaid. CMS supervises the care delivered by various Medicare provider groups—such as hospitals, nursing homes, Medicare managed care organizations and home health agencies—and is the final authority for state Medicaid agencies. CMS
Stabilizing the Individual Health Care Market
(7 days ago) Premiums are increasing and enrollment is declining in the individual health care markets established by the Affordable Care Act. Some states are attempting to stabilize the market while others are working on alternative insurance plans.
Federal Government Health Care and Health Reform News
(4 days ago) In March 2010, H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, P.L. 111-148), and H.R. 4872, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA, P.L. 111-152), collectively referred to as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), became law. Provisions in the statutes affect the financing, access, delivery, quality and
Division of Governmental Authorities Specific to Public
(7 days ago) Division of Governmental Authorities Specific to Public Health Emergencies Overview The preservation of the public health has historically been the responsibility of state and local governments. Clarity in leadership is crucial in a joint federal, state, and local response to any event which could cause harm to the public's health.
ImprovIng Women s HealtH HealtH CHallenges, aCCess and
(6 days ago) health reform under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If women’s needs are overlooked in these discussions, however, states lose important opportunities to improve the health of residents and gain partners in creating a healthier society. dIseases and HealtH CHallenges Common to Women
Maternal and Child Health Fellows 2020
(Just Now) Maternal and Child Health Fellows 2020. 9/2/2020. Contact. Health Program. The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Fellows program is designed to support legislators who are experienced or emerging leaders on MCH related issues. The kickoff meeting will set the stage for the work of the MCH Fellows and will provide issue content in a peer learning
Health Cost Containment and Efficiencies
(3 days ago) profit health corporation license in Texas, and a community in-tegrated service network license in Minnesota). Non-State Examples n Patient Choice is a program for self-funded employers in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Created by the Buyers Health Care Action Group in 1997, it …
Rebuilding Children's Oral Health Care
(Just Now) States may address specific oral health settings and providers to improve children’s access to services. Nebraska enacted LB 312 in August 2020, removing certain restrictions around the services dental hygienists can provide to children in public health settings and health care facilities. The bill also requires the Department of Health and
State Insurance and Medicaid Coverage Requirements and
(9 days ago) All health care insurance plans must include coverage for outpatient self-management training and education and medical nutrition therapy. A health care insurance plan that includes coverage for pharmacy services must provide coverage for the cost of treating diabetes, including medication, equipment and supplies.
Health Insurance: State High Risk Pools
(3 days ago) premium). The information that a health insurer considers may include personal characteristics, such as an individual’s health conditions, family medical history, and other relevant factors. Though uncommon, the insurance carrier may ask an applicant to undergo a physical exam, or provide medical specimens.