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A new case study published with Community Catalyst looks at how Oregon is supporting meaningful consumer engagement in Medicaid through its community advisory council. More
State policymakers who are committed to improving population health will no doubt be troubled by the recent decline in US life expectancy. However, they should also be optimistic about their ability to improve people’s lives through the policies they advance. More
The practice of public health bumps along in heroic obscurity—its practitioners resigned to a lack of attention and respect compared to their life-rescuing medical care siblings—until suddenly it doesn’t. More
Alabama has persistently had one of the highest infant mortality rates in the United States—one on par with those in developing nations. But in 2017, Alabama saw a nearly 20% drop in its infant mortality rate. By 2018, the infant mortality rate dropped for the second consecutive year, thanks in part to the state’s revitalized perinatal regionalization program. More
Incorporating eConsults into programs like Medicaid and government employee health benefit programs could potentially make a difference in a very important, very expensive area: specialty care. More
A new Milbank Memorial Fund report from the Center for Evidence-based Policy reviews the evidence on the effectiveness and safety of the use of eConsults by primary care clinicians and clinicians from multiple specialties. More
Medicaid programs are experimenting with two vital trends in health policy: value-based payment and interventions intended to address social determinants of health, such as housing and transportation. How can they best be coordinated? More
Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Jennifer Sullivan never expected to be running the state’s health care and social services from her kitchen table. More
Joan Kwiatkowski, chief executive officer of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly Rhode Island, discusses how competition between health care providers plays a significant role in this paradox and how the COVID pandemic has disrupted this dynamic. More
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