Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

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Half of U.S. health spending goes to care for just 5 percent of patients, and any effort to improve the efficiency of our health care dollars must prioritize these patients. Speakers discussed coverage and care for the high-cost, high-need population.

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Health Care Coverage

Amercia is facing a complex rural health crisis. Increasing urbanization leaves behind an older, sicker, and poorer population in rural America that may struggle with social determinants of health like access to medical care and healthy meals. These challenges contribute to rural-urban health inequities in rates of chronic conditions like obesity and diabetes. Despite the odds, leaders are leveraging the unique strengths of rural communities to develop and implement promising solutions.

This webinar explored:

  • The current rural health landscape and federal strategies to improve rural health
  • Innovative initiatives to respond to unmet social needs, address provider shortages and expand telehealth in Arkansas and Texas
  • The impact of rurality on maternal and child health and approaches to managing access issues

On November 1, ACA marketplace open enrollment begins for 2018. Given the political turmoil around the ACA this year, consumers who depend on the marketplaces for coverage are likely wondering what to expect come November 1. This webinar helped consumers and reporters unpack what is known and still unknown about the individual market.

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Half of U.S. health spending goes to care for just 5 percent of patients, and any effort to improve the efficiency of our health care dollars must prioritize these patients. Speakers discussed coverage and care for the high-cost, high-need population.

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This webinar brought together top thought-leaders to discuss health care's ongoing challenges, including what to expect from Congress, the Trump Administration and the states in the coming months.

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This webinar, hosted by Alliance for Health Reform with support from NIHCM Foundation, explored different scenarios affecting private insurance markets and consumers.

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This webinar, co-hosted by NIHCM Foundation and the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs with support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, explored ways to connect women to dental coverage and care during pregnancy, including the impact of the ACA on dental insurance options; strategies to integrate dental screenings and referrals into prenatal care; and efforts to educate pregnant women on dental care.

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Joel Ario, JD

In this essay, Joel Ario explains Section 1332 waivers and lays out ways states could use this mechanism to put their own stamp on health reform.

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Women who are insured during pregnancy have better access to prenatal care and early screenings and are less likely to face preterm birth and low birth weight. These are good reasons to celebrate the recent coverage gains among women.

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