To better address the needs of family caregivers, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has awarded contracts to National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and ADvancing States. Under the contracts, ADvancing States will conduct listening sessions with state aging and disability officials and NAC will hold a listening session with family caregiver advocates and to collect family caregiver vignettes. These activities […]
The National Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) define the core components of a comprehensive, coordinated, and family-centered system of care for CYSHCN.
The COVID-19 pandemic poses unique risks to people with opioid use disorder (OUD). Overdose risk increases when using individuals are in isolation and injection drug users are at higher risk of COVID-19 mortality due to increased rates of other infectious diseases and negative health effects from substance use.
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State Medicaid 大众彩票官网- and community-based waivers and state plan amendments can provide critical information, counseling, and training to family caregivers. Recently, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) reviewed states’ Medicaid 1915(c) and 1115 waivers, and 1915(i) and 1915(j) state plan amendments (SPAs) that focuses on waivers and state plan amendments covering older adults […]
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