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Year 2017: April March February January
Year 2016: December November October September August July June May


April 2017

  • Gender Disparities in Health Care in Medicare Advantage (April 2017) images/pdf.gif icon - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)) - 13-APR-2017 Details

    This report presents summary information on the quality of health care received by Medicare beneficiaries. Quality-of-care data are presented at the national level for both patient experience and clinical care measures and are shown separately for women and men. Data are reported separately for women and men because there is evidence that quality of care may be different for these groups

  • Barriers to Success Barriers to Success - 10-APR-2017 Details

    This report, a collection of findings from four separate studies with three independent and representative data collections on youth in America and their caregivers, offers insights and recommendations that practitioners and policymakers can use to help mitigate the impact that multiple adversities have on the lives of America's youth. (America's Promise Alliance)

  • The Lancet United States of Health The Lancet United States of Health - (The Lancet) - 07-APR-2017 Details

    The latest volume of The Lancet highlights how widening gaps of income inequality are driving increases in health inequity. Other contributory factors, including mass incarceration and structural racism, are evaluated, as is the impact of the Affordable Care Act. The Series warns of a 21st century health-poverty trap unless new interventions are implemented.

  • Getting the Mentally Ill Out of Jails Getting the Mentally Ill Out of Jails - (Pew Charitable Trusts USA) - 07-APR-2017 Details

    Cities, counties and states across the U.S. are attempting to break the pattern of jailing the mentally ill by using law enforcement and criminal justice tools to direct those with mental illness toward treatment services that could help them control behaviors that got them into trouble.

  • Higher death rate among youth with first episode psychosis Higher death rate among youth with first episode psychosis - (National Institutes of Health (NIH)) - 06-APR-2017 Details

    A new study shows that young people experiencing first episode psychosis have a much higher death rate than previously thought. Researchers analyzed data on 5,000 individuals aged 16-30 who had received a new psychosis diagnosis, and followed them for the next 12 months. They found that the group had a mortality rate at least 24 times greater than the same age group in the general population, in the 12 months after the initial psychosis diagnosis.

  • Medicaid Moving Forward Medicaid Moving Forward - (Alliance for Health Reform US) - 05-APR-2017 Details

    A 1-1/2 hour briefing from April 2017 examined the state of play for Medicaid and policy approaches moving forward and addressed how states and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may respond to the new landscape, as Congress shifts its focus away from health care.

  • A Sketch of Community Health Centers (August 2016) images/pdf.gif icon - (National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)) - 04-APR-2017 Details

    Chartbook highlights data from and research findings on Community, Migrant, Homeless and Public Housing Health Centers, as well as other Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).

  • Remote Patient Monitoring Telehealth Grants: Brief and Final Reports (March 2017) images/pdf.gif icon - 04-APR-2017 Details

    In June 2015, the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) awarded telehealth grants to three organizations to assess the impact of remote patient monitoring (RPM) on reducing hospital encounters, improving patient care, and decreasing health care costs. This report provides information on the grantees' implementation of RPM and lessons learned from their telehealth projects. (Maryland Health Care Commission)


March 2017

  • Pathways through Medicaid to Prevention Pathways through Medicaid to Prevention - (Nemours Foundation US) - 30-MAR-2017 Details

    A toolkit for state Medicaid officials and managed care organizations with Medicaid and CHIP enrollees. The toolkit illustrates the range of Medicaid and CHIP options that states can use to sustain approaches that link clinic to community prevention to address chronic disease, and how best to successfully put these strategies in place on the ground.

  • 2017 Rural Impact Report images/pdf.gif icon - 27-MAR-2017 Details

    Report provides a look at the impact of Tennessee's rural and small hospitals on the state's healthcare system. (Tennessee Center for Patient Safety)

  • Implementing MACRA Implementing MACRA - (Health Affairs) - 27-MAR-2017 Details

    This health policy brief provides an overview of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), including history, rules, and debate over the Act.

  • Medicaid and Work Requirements Medicaid and Work Requirements - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US) - 24-MAR-2017 Details

    This issue brief reviews the current status of states' Section 1115 waiver requests relating to Medicaid work requirements and identifies key policy questions to consider in terms of the impact on beneficiaries, states, and other stakeholders.

  • America Speaks, Vol. 17 (2017) images/pdf.gif icon - (Research!America) - 23-MAR-2017 Details

    A compilation of survey data with public opinions on national priorities for 2017, research and public health, stem cell research, economy and competitiveness, and opioid addiction and research.

  • All of Us Researcher Interests and Needs Survey All of Us Researcher Interests and Needs Survey - (National Institutes of Health (NIH)) - 21-MAR-2017 Details

    The All of Us Research Program Data and Research Center (DRC) is working to prospectively design a research platform that allows the broad research community to use All of Us Research Program data in a secure environment. In an effort to begin exploring design needs for this researcher space, we are soliciting input from the All of Us community.

  • Medicaid 2.0 Blueprint for the Future (March 2017) images/pdf.gif icon - 21-MAR-2017 Details

    The Medicaid 2.0: Blueprint for the Future lays out a plan to redesign and modernize New Jersey's Medicaid program. The blueprint lays out a set of twenty-four recommendations to improve the quality, and reduce the cost, of the program. (New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute)

  • Advancing LGBT Health & Well-Being 2016 Report images/pdf.gif icon - (Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) U.S.) - 21-MAR-2017 Details

    This report of the highlights some of the noteworthy HHS accomplishments in this area over the past six years, as well as steps the Department will continue to take in addressing LGBT health disparities moving forward.

  • Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth (2015) images/pdf.gif icon - (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)) - 21-MAR-2017 Details

    This report provides an overview of the current state of scientific understanding of the development of sexual orientation and gender identity in children and adolescents as well as the professional consensus on clinical best practices with these populations.

  • American Health Care Act - Cost Estimate American Health Care Act - Cost Estimate - (Congressional Budget Office (CBO) US) - 13-MAR-2017 Details

    The Congressional Budget Office and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have produced an estimate of the budgetary effects of the American Health Care Act. They estimate that enacting the American Health Care Act would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the coming decade and increase the number of people who are uninsured by 24 million in 2026 relative to current law.

  • Emerging Strategies to Ensure Access to Health Care Services - Indian Health Services Strategy (2017) images/pdf.gif icon - (American Hospital Association (AHA)) - 13-MAR-2017 Details

    The AHA Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities examined ways in which the access to and delivery of care could be improved. For American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes that receive health care services from the Indian Health Service (IHS), the AHA recommends a multi-step strategy to promote care coordination between IHS facilities and other health care providers. Doing so would increase access to, and the quality of, care provided for this population.

  • Incorporating Social Determinants into Population Health Management (March 2017) images/pdf.gif icon - 09-MAR-2017 Details

    Article discusses four ways organizations can incorporate the social determinants of health into their population health initiatives by: conducting community health needs assessments, collecting diverse, relevant data pertaining to the population, stratifying patients according to risk, and implementing solutions based on the findings. (Healthcare Financial Management Association)

  • Vietnam Era Health Retrospective Observational Study Vietnam Era Health Retrospective Observational Study - (Veterans Health Administration US) - 02-MAR-2017 Details

    The Vietnam Era Health Retrospective Observational Study (VE-HEROeS) is a nationwide study that will assess the current health and well-being of Vietnam Veterans, Blue Water Navy Veterans, and Veterans who served elsewhere during the Vietnam Era (1961-1975). This study will also compare the health of these Veterans to similarly aged U.S. residents who never served in the military. Researchers will look closely at neurologic conditions and hepatitis C infection as a part of this study.

  • Underserved Health Communities Underserved Health Communities - (National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)) - 02-MAR-2017 Details

    The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Greater Midwest Region studied medically underserved areas at the county level. The resulting story map site provides data, resources, and stories of counties in Midwest states that have the highest risk of health factors.


February 2017

  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Market Stabilization (2017) images/pdf.gif icon - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)) - 16-FEB-2017 Details

    This proposed rule would amend standards relating to special enrollment periods, guaranteed availability, and the timing of the annual open enrollment period in the individual market for the 2018 plan year; standards related to network adequacy and essential community providers for qualified health plans; and the rules around actuarial value requirements.

  • Key Issues in Children's Health Coverage Key Issues in Children's Health Coverage - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US) - 15-FEB-2017 Details

    This brief reviews children's coverage today and examines what is at stake for children's coverage in upcoming debates around funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and restructuring of Medicaid financing to a block grant or per capita cap.

  • How States Engage in Evidence-Based Policymaking How States Engage in Evidence-Based Policymaking - (Pew Charitable Trusts USA) - 13-FEB-2017 Details

    This report seeks to address the gap in knowledge on which states use evidence-based policymaking by: 1) identifying six distinct actions that states can use to incorporate research findings into their decisions, 2) assessing the prevalence and level of these actions within four human service policy areas across 50 states and the District of Columbia, and 3) categorizing each state based on the final results.

  • Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity: Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy (20160 images/pdf.gif icon - (National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) US) - 07-FEB-2017 Details

    The report emphasizes the need for partnerships between the public and private sectors, as well as international engagement. It also discusses the role consumers must play in enhancing our digital security. The report categorizes its recommendations within six overarching imperatives focused on infrastructure, investment, consumer education, workforce capabilities, government operations and requirements for a fair and open global digital economy.


January 2017

  • Federal and State Collaboration to Improve Health Through Housing (January 2017) images/pdf.gif icon - (National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)) - 31-JAN-2017 Details

    This report summarizes a December 2016 NASHP meeting to identify concrete policy recommendations and actionable steps to align health and housing programs, ensuring that people with high service needs receive the housing and supportive services they need to become and stay healthy.

  • State of the States 2017 State of the States 2017 - (Pew Charitable Trusts USA) - 30-JAN-2017 Details

    Stateline's annual State of the States series looks at some of the pressing issues state lawmakers are facing as they begin their work this month: Medicaid expansion, budget shortfalls, partisan politics, renewable energy, and marijuana legalization.

  • Women of Childbearing Age and Opioids Women of Childbearing Age and Opioids - (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)) - 18-JAN-2017 Details

    Report examines opioid misuse and treatment among women of childbearing age using the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), and the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS).

  • NLM Strategic Planning NLM Strategic Planning - (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.) - 17-JAN-2017 Details

    The National Library of Medicine is developing a new strategic plan in 2017, with a focus on the role of the Library in advancing data science and informatics, advancing biomedical discovery and translational science, supporting the public's health, and building collections to support discovery and health.

  • Pennsylvania Rural Health Model Pennsylvania Rural Health Model - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)) - 13-JAN-2017 Details

    The Pennsylvania Rural Health Model seeks to increase rural Pennsylvanians' access to high-quality care and improve their health, while also reducing the growth of hospital expenditures across payers, including Medicare, and increasing the financial viability of rural Pennsylvania hospitals to ensure continued access to care.

  • Health Insurance Marketplaces 2017 Open Enrollment Period: January Enrollment Report (2017) images/pdf.gif icon - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)) - 11-JAN-2017 Details

    This report provides interim data on enrollment-related activity in the Marketplaces during the first part of the 2017 Open Enrollment Period for all 50 states and D.C.. The report indicates that, as of December 24, 2016, more than 11.5 million individuals are signed up for 2017 coverage through the Marketplaces, an increase of 286,000 people compared to the comparable period last year.

  • Native Americans with Diabetes Native Americans with Diabetes - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)) - 11-JAN-2017 Details

    This Vital Signs report outlines diabetes in Native American populations, the resulting kidney issues, and how IHS has worked to implement population health strategies to combat diabetes and kidney failure.


December 2016

  • New Health Services Research ONESearch New Health Services Research ONESearch - (National Library of Medicine, National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology) - 23-DEC-2016 Details

    Article provides an overview of the new ONESearch consolidated search site, which allows users to search Health Services Research Information Central, Health Services Projects in Progress, Health Services and Sciences Research Resources, and Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce using one simple search interface.


November 2016

  • Healthy Aging in Action: Advancing the National Prevention Strategy (November 2016) images/pdf.gif icon - (Office of the Surgeon General, HHS) - 07-NOV-2016 Details

    This report identifies specific actions for healthy aging that are continuing to improve health and well-being in later life, specifically highlighting federal and nonfederal programs that advance the four Strategic Directions of the National Prevention Strategy (Strategy) for older adults: Healthy and Safe Community Environments, Clinical and Community Preventive Services, Empowered People, and Elimination of Health Disparities.

  • Health of the States Health of the States - (Urban Institute (UI)) - 03-NOV-2016 Details

    The Health of the States (HOTS) project is a detailed analysis of state rankings on 39 health outcomes, and correlations between those health outcomes and 123 determinants of health spanning five domains: health care, health behaviors, social and economic factors, the physical and social environment, and public policies and spending.

  • All 50 States and D.C. CHIP Fact Sheets All 50 States and D.C. CHIP Fact Sheets - (National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)) - 01-NOV-2016 Details

    These Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) fact sheets provide up-to-date information about CHIP for each state, including data on enrollment, participation rates, eligibility levels, benefits, cost sharing requirements, and other key program characteristics. Fact sheets are available for 2014 and 2016.


October 2016