Key Public Health Initiatives:
A Year in Review

December 13, 1:00 p.m. EST


2018 Network Impact Report

Promoting Health & Health Equity
Through Law & Policy

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Keynote Address

"What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health" - 2018 Public Health Law Conference Keynote by Dr. Sandro Galea

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What's New

Medicaid Managed Care and Social Determinants of Health

In recent years, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers the Medicaid program, has encouraged states to use Medicaid-managed care for coverage of non-health services that can impact the social determinants of health. Some states, like North Carolina, have used special waivers available under the program to pilot innovative new programs.

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Latest Resource

Fact Sheet: State Laws and Policies Affecting Broadband Access in Eight Northern Region States

Broadband, which generally refers to high-speed internet access that is always on and faster than dial-up access, is being recognized as an important social determinant of health. Despite progress in expanding connectivity, approximately 24 million people in the United States still lack fixed broadband access. States are increasingly turning to legal and policy approaches to support the expansion of broadband in underserved areas. This fact sheet provides an overview of broadband access across eight states: ID, IA, MN, MT, ND, SD, WI, WY.

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Jill Krueger, Director, Northern Region Office

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  • Mental health and well-being
  • Oral Health
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  • Climate Resilience

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