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Planning for the End of the Continuous Coverage Requirement: A Communications Toolkit for States

The end of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement presents states with tremendous opportunities to keep individuals enrolled in health coverage. This toolkit provides a communications planning guide and template communications resources designed to support state Medicaid agencies as they prepare for the upcoming end of the continuous coverage requirement.

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What Eliminating Barriers to Interstate Telehealth Taught Us During the Pandemic

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all states and the federal government approved unprecedented flexibilities that significantly aided the response to the crisis by expanding telehealth, bolstering care in underserved areas, increasing access to mental health services, and importantly, providing some relief for overstressed hospitals and health systems losing health care workers. Now, as temporary waivers in most states are expiring, this publication describes opportunities to apply lessons learned to bring long-term benefits to the health care system.

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The Effectiveness of Policies to Improve Primary Care Access for Underserved Populations

This report reviews the research literature to assess the evidence supporting whether policy initiatives targeting primary care access in each of these five dimensions have been effective in reducing health care disparities. The policy initiatives considered vary widely in terms of the decisionmakers best suited to implement them and therefore require multi-sector collaborative solutions to improve access to primary care in underserved areas.

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Latest Resources

Beyond the Headlines: Towards a New Narrative for Health Philanthropy in Haiti

Contrary to the narrative that all philanthropic investments have been ineffective in Haiti, Partners In Health, Build Health International, and Health Equity International have had immense positive impacts on the health sector in Haiti over the last decade. With sustained funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, these nongovernmental organizations are committed to tackling systemic inequities embedded in the health care system.

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On the Precipice: Why Health Funders Should Care about Abortion Access

Reproductive health and justice in the United States are at a crossroads. We are seeing positive developments such as growing (though still inadequate) attention to maternal health and reinstatement of the family planning safety net after years of reductions in access to these services. We invite funders focused on health more broadly to join us in an effort to support the dignity of women and families; protect women’s lives; and mitigate the health, economic, and social harms that can result from being denied an abortion.

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Reports

Blue Cross of Massachusetts Foundation: April 2022

The Blue Cross of Massachusetts Foundation recently commissioned two studies related to the American Rescue Plan Act, It also commissioned the third study, to understand whether Primary Care Providers identify a need for a behavioral health provider consultation program for adult patients with mental health conditions and substance use disorders.

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View Each State’s Efforts to Extend Medicaid Postpartum Coverage

The National Academy of State Health Policy has recently updated its tracking of states’ efforts to extend Medicaid postpartum coverage. Extending services for new mothers is a key step toward improving health outcomes and health equity for children and their family members. About 34 states and the District of Columbia have taken steps toward extending at least some coverage beyond current limits.

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GIH Events

Key Facts on Health and Health Care by Race and Ethnicity

The Kaiser Family Foundation has released an updated chart pack “Key Facts on Health and Health Care by Race and Ethnicity” which analyzes racial and ethnic health disparities across several measures, including health coverage, access to care, and health status. 

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Planning for the End of the Continuous Coverage Requirement: A Communications Toolkit for States

The end of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement presents states with tremendous opportunities to keep individuals enrolled in health coverage. This toolkit provides a communications planning guide and template communications resources designed to support state Medicaid agencies as they prepare for the upcoming end of the continuous coverage requirement.

Read More →

What Eliminating Barriers to Interstate Telehealth Taught Us During the Pandemic

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all states and the federal government approved unprecedented flexibilities that significantly aided the response to the crisis by expanding telehealth, bolstering care in underserved areas, increasing access to mental health services, and importantly, providing some relief for overstressed hospitals and health systems losing health care workers. Now, as temporary waivers in most states are expiring, this publication describes opportunities to apply lessons learned to bring long-term benefits to the health care system.

Read More →

The Effectiveness of Policies to Improve Primary Care Access for Underserved Populations

This report reviews the research literature to assess the evidence supporting whether policy initiatives targeting primary care access in each of these five dimensions have been effective in reducing health care disparities. The policy initiatives considered vary widely in terms of the decisionmakers best suited to implement them and therefore require multi-sector collaborative solutions to improve access to primary care in underserved areas.

Read More →

The Power of Partnerships in Improving Health Care Access and Outcomes

Partnerships are essential to improving health care access, and outcomes, and forming partnerships require listening, learning, transparency, and flexibility.

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