Category: Reports


NASHP Releases Toolkit on Older Adult Aging in Place Strategies

The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) recently released a toolkit highlighting state initiatives to help older adults in rural communities age in place by increasing services that help people remain in their homes, expanding and professionalizing the caregiver workforce, improving transportation access and services, and making delivery system reforms within Medicaid programs. The…

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Report Released Detailing First-Ever National Recommendations for State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure

Recently, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) released the first-ever national recommendations for State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure, a collaborative effort among an advisory panel of experts and stakeholders. The guidelines detail essential infrastructure elements for advancing state suicide prevention efforts, including elements to assist policy leaders and officials assess the status of their current infrastructure…

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NASEM Report Urges Consideration of Social Needs in Health Delivery to Improve Outcomes, Reduce Disparities

In a new report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), finds five overarching goals and associated recommendations for health systems, government agencies, and related entities should implement to better integrate patients’ social needs into health care delivery. The report, Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream…

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CDC Publishes Series of Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Resources

Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a series of resources on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, targeted at a variety of audiences, including public health practitioners, local health departments, and communities. The CDC’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program has made the following resources available: What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s…

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FDA Report on “The Real Cost” Tobacco Campaign Shows Successes in Youth Smoking Prevention, Public Health Cost Savings

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a report examining“The Real Cost” campaign and its impact on youth tobacco use. “The Real Cost” campaign launched in 2014 to educate at-risk teens about the harmful effect of cigarette smoking and other tobacco products. In a new study published in the American Journal of…

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CHCF Publishes 2019 Overview of County-Organized Health Plans

The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) recently published a resource document providing an overview of California’s county-based health plans. The document details where county-organized health plans currently operate and how their enrollment and finances have changed between 2012 and 2018. According to CHCF, enrollment in county-organized plans increased 103 percent between 2012 to 2018 and…

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