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The End of the COVID Public Health Emergency: Implications of Ending Medicaid Continuous Coverage

The End of the COVID Public Health Emergency:...

Medicaid enrollment has increased by over 10 million (or 15 percent) from February 2020 through February 2021 across all states since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. A significant contributor…

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Supporting Health Equity: State-Funded Affordable Coverage Programs for Immigrants

Supporting Health Equity: State-Funded Affordable...

In “Supporting Health Equity and Affordable Health Coverage for Immigrant Populations: State-Funded Affordable Coverage Programs for Immigrants,” a new issue brief prepared for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health…

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State Strategies For Sector Growth And Retention Of The Direct Care Health Workforce

State Strategies For Sector Growth And Retention...

Entry level health care workers represent a critical component of the health care workforce. Although titles and minimum certification requirements vary by state and employer, these individuals, including Certified Nursing…

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HHS Agencies’ Planned Reviews of Vaccine Distribution and Communication Efforts Should Include Stakeholder Perspectives

HHS Agencies’ Planned Reviews of Vaccine...

Vaccination remains critical in the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccine implementation— prioritizing, allocating, distributing, and administering doses—requires coordination among federal, state, and local levels and other stakeholders. HHS…

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Defense Health Primer: Military Vaccinations

Defense Health Primer: Military Vaccinations

The Department of Defense (DOD) administers a variety of force health protection (FHP) measures to “promote, protect, improve, conserve, and restore” the health and well-being of servicemembers. These measures include…

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State Policy and IT System Strategies to Prepare for the Unwinding of the Public Health Emergency

State Policy and IT System Strategies to Prepare...

Currently, states are maintaining continuous enrollment of all Medicaid enrollees as a condition of receiving enhanced federal funding under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Many states have also paused…

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The End of the Public Health Emergency: Data and IT ‘Table Stakes’ for Retaining Coverage Gains

The End of the Public Health Emergency: Data and...

Following the expiration of the Public Health Emergency (PHE), states will resume normal eligibility and enrollment activities for all enrollees in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The…

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Preventing Pandemics

Preventing Pandemics

The public health community has long known that pandemics are sure bets, that they are certain to intermittently visit upon us devastating degrees of illness, death, and economic loss. The…

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Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Among School-Aged Children: Are We Doing Enough?

Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in...

The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 and associated disparities among Hispanic, non-Hispanic Black, and non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native children and teenagers has been documented. Reducing these disparities along with overcoming unintended…

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A Hybrid Funding and Coverage Model to Ensure Universal Access to Mobile Crisis Services

A Hybrid Funding and Coverage Model to Ensure...

COVID-19, the resulting behavioral health crisis (including those related to mental health and substance use disorders (SUD)), and calls for law enforcement reform related to behavioral health crisis response have…

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Telehealth: Regulation, Compliance, Audit and Investigation

Telehealth: Regulation, Compliance, Audit and...

Use and acceptance of telehealth technologies have grown very substantially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This growth has been substantially facilitated by waivers and relaxations of existing rules…

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The Risk of Coverage Loss for Medicaid Beneficiaries as the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Ends

The Risk of Coverage Loss for Medicaid...

States are required to keep people enrolled in Medicaid throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) as a condition of receiving a temporary increase in the federal share of Medicaid costs.…

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Geospatial Technology For Environmental Health Research, Decisions

Geospatial Technology For Environmental Health...

Remote geospatial technology generates data that offers precision insights to environmental health scientists and decisionmakers. The experts who gathered for the latest workshop by the National Academies of Science, Engineering,…

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Border Security: U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Response to COVID-19

Border Security: U.S. Customs and Border...

According to data from the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), through February 2021, over 7,000 Office of Field Operations (OFO) and U.S. Border Patrol employees…

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Lessons from Past Epidemics and Pandemics

Lessons from Past Epidemics and Pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic was the first major, truly global pandemic since the Great Influenza pandemic of 1918 and, as such, drew numerous comparisons to the infamous pandemic a century ago.…

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