Public Health and Public Health Policy State Health Policies

Public health is the science and systems designed to create community, statewide and nationwide conditions that promote health, prevent disease and encourage healthy behaviors across the entire population. Good health results not only from proper medical care but also from efforts to craft and implement public policies and programs to protect

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Health Disparities Overview

Health Disparities Overview. 5/10/2021. Health disparities—inequities in the quality of health, health care and health outcomes experienced by groups based on social, racial, ethnic, economic and …

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Health Reform and State Health Legislative Initiatives

State legislatures make thousands of health policy decisions each year, including improving access to appropriate care, determining who should be immunized, licensing health professionals and facilities, and supporting or rejecting initiatives to keep people healthy. NCSL's web site provides health reports and updates listed by 40+ topics.

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Health Costs, Coverage and Delivery State Legislation

5/19/2022. States continue to evaluate strategies that address health care costs, enhance access and improve health system efficiencies. Through this interactive database, NCSL provides up-to-date information on enacted state legislation related to health costs, coverage and delivery. Topics in the database include but are not limited to

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State Public Health Legislation Database

Public health topics included in the database include infectious disease prevention and treatment, public health information and reporting, public health workforce and vaccines. Bill information in the database is updated every two weeks. New measures are added as they are introduced or identified by NCSL staff.

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State Strategies to Recruit and Retain the Behavioral …

The Center was created by the Illinois General Assembly in 2021 to leverage workforce and behavioral health resources across the state. Pennsylvania (2019) tasked the Joint State Government Commission to study provider shortages, projections, retention and strategies to address disparities in rural communities including telemedicine.

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Responsibilities in a Public Health Emergency

Responsibilities in a Public Health Emergency. 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 …

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Addressing Nursing Shortages: Options for States

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) provides loans and scholarships to medical students with the goal of bringing primary care providers to underserved areas. Awardees must commit to serving at least two years in a health professional shortage area.

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Healthcare Workforce Challenges

•73% increase in Americans over 65from 2011 to 2019. •Current RN workforce- 29 million globally and 3.9 million in US. •Nursing jobs growing at a faster rate (9%) than all other occupations- 2016 to 2026. •Health care workers are at high risk for violence (up to 38%). •Nursing turnover rates vary up to 37%. •175,900 RN openings each year

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Health Policy Snapshot: Addressing Commercial Health Care Prices

Prices paid by commercial health insurance plans are comparatively higher than those paid by public plans. For example, commercial insurers paid an average of 199% of Medicare rates for hospital services and an average of 143% of Medicare rates for physician services. Researchers have also found wide variation in health care prices; prices paid

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Health Policy Snapshot: Lowering Health Care Costs for Consumers

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.

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Health Disparities Legislation

ME LD 274. Directs the Maine Health Data Organization to determine the best methods and definitions to use in collecting data to assist in analyzing the origins of racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the state and to submit a report with suggested legislation by a certain date. 2021. ME LD 1113.

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Health Care After COVID: States Are Shaping the Post-Pandemic …

Addressing Provider Workforce Shortages. The COVID pandemic created an unprecedented demand for health care providers in states already facing workforce shortages. Policymakers continue working to increase the number of providers to support the ongoing response and plan for the future.

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Health Innovations Task Force

Health Innovations Task Force members and sponsors are invited to join two health-related sessions sponsored by the Insurance Task Force, before the Health Innovations Task Force registration begins at 1:45 p.m. Please email [email protected] if you plan to attend these optional sessions so we can plan accordingly.

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The Critical Role of Public Health Data OAS Episode 167 > …

Two years of the COVID-19 pandemic have put a spotlight on the many challenges faced by public health professionals. A key one is the collection and analysis of public health data information that can then be used …

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Health Care Workforce Strategies: Recent Innovations in …

$250,000 per year for each regional center and program office What we’ll be doing: Extending the health careers pipeline (back to school!) Strengthening the health careers pipeline (e.g., MCAT prep) Developing a statewide nursing pipeline (from HS to employment) Growing our staffs (for my center, two new health careers coordinators a

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Mental Health Emergencies, Law Enforcement and Deflection …

A more common community-based prevention program is the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program. Known as LEAD, the program consists of a team with specialization in law, health, housing, business and law enforcement that works both to prevent individuals from entering the criminal justice system and to reduce racial disparities in enforcement.

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Individual Mandate and Related Information Requirements …

3 P.L. 111-173 amended PPACA to clarify that coverage for certain veterans health care programs would be determined by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in coordination with the Secretary of HHS and the Secretary of the Treasury. For more information on veterans health care under PPACA, see CRS Report R41198, TRICARE and VA Health Care:

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NEW YORK ARTICLE 9-B Condominium Act

NEW YORK ARTICLE 9-B Condominium Act Section 339-d. Short title. 339-e. Definitions. 339-f. Application of article. 339-g. Status of units.

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Cost-Effective Interventions in Children's Oral Health

Children's Oral Health Presenting: Shelly Gehshan, Director, Pew Children's Dental Campaign, Pew Center on the States Katya Mauritson, DMD, MPH(c), Director, Oral Health Unit, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Moderated by Senator Judy Lee, North Dakota This webinar is produced with generous support from the

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