Reforming States Group News

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  • State Leaders from Around the Country Come Together for Reforming States Group Meetings

    Nov 29, 2018

    Beginning in November and through early December, state government health policy leaders from around the country are heading to Portland, Oregon, Louisville, Kentucky, and Charleston, South Carolina for the Reforming States Group’s three annual fall meetings. The Reforming States Group (RSG) meetings are the hallmark of the group, composed of state health policy leaders from both the … Read more

  • Working Together to Address the Multigenerational Effects of the Opioid Epidemic

    Oct 31, 2018

    Treatment for opioid addiction usually focuses on the individual. But children and family members of the addicted individual are also affected—and overlooked, say researchers Carol Levine and Suzanne Brundage from the United Hospital Fund (UHF), who maintain that an urgent response to the “ripple effect,” as it’s called, is needed to prevent the multigenerational trauma that affects … Read more

  • Michelle Alletto to Join the Fund as Program Officer

    Jun 27, 2018

    Michelle Alletto will join the Milbank Memorial Fund as a program officer on August 1. In addition to providing support to the Fund’s Reforming States Group (RSG), Michelle will coordinate the work of the Fund’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) and identify and implement projects that connect state health policy leaders with evidence and experience on particular issues of population … Read more

  • New Issue Brief – Behavioral Health Integration and Workforce Development

    May 23, 2018

    Providers, payers, and state policymakers are moving to implement behavioral health integration (BHI) models as evidence of their effectiveness builds. But many states face an obstacle—the lack of a health care workforce that has the legal authority, training, and skills necessary to practice in these new models. How can states accelerate the development of a BHI workforce? The Milbank … Read more

  • Milbank Memorial Fund Hiring New Program Officer

    Mar 29, 2018

    The Fund is hiring a new program officer. The officer, a critical part of the Fund’s team, helps organize and facilitate the Reforming States Group and is a key liaison with the Fund’s network of state health policy leaders. S/he will also lead particular projects chosen by the Fund that explore policy issues and collaborate with other partners as needed. This is an excellent opportunity … Read more

  • Policymakers from Louisiana Learn from Florida’s Medicaid Experience

    Jan 25, 2018

    State leaders from the Louisiana Department of Health traveled to Tallahassee to hear from officials about Florida’s statewide Medicaid managed care implementation. The December trip, which included Louisiana’s Medicaid director and 11 staff members, was organized and funded by the Milbank Memorial Fund, as part of its State Technical Assistance, in which policymakers from one state travel … Read more

  • Policymakers from 40 States Attend Fall RSG Meetings

    Dec 20, 2017

    One hundred and twelve health policymakers from 40 states, two local jurisdictions, and three other countries gathered this fall in St. Louis, Philadelphia, and San Diego for the 2017 annual Reforming States Group (RSG) meetings. The meetings, a hallmark of the RSG, which is now in its 25th year, provide an opportunity for participants from the executive and legislative branches to come … Read more

  • Q and A with Thomas C. Alexander, South Carolina Senator

    Dec 20, 2017

    Thomas C. Alexander began his public service career in 1986, when he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives from District One, Oconee-Pickens County. In 1994, he became a state senator. A successful businessman, Alexander is the chairman of the Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee and heads the Health and Human Services Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee. … Read more

  • RSG Offers Support, Ideas to Governors on Bipartisan Health Reform

    Sep 26, 2017

    The federal government is committed to supporting state health policy innovation, but where is the common ground in an otherwise fractured political environment?  Earlier this summer, the National Governors Association (NGA) released a summary of bipartisan ideas from 13 states about how to continue to improve the US health care system and strengthen the state-federal partnership in health … Read more

  • Q and A with Thomas J. Betlach, Medicaid Director, Arizona

    Sep 26, 2017

    Thomas J. Betlach, director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), the state’s Medicaid system, is widely recognized as a national leader in Medicaid policy, program development, and management. Under his leadership, AHCCCS has been cited for its work on Medicaid Managed care oversight and behavioral health integration. Betlach was elected by his peers to be president … Read more


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