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New and Emerging Health Issues

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Increasing Access to Health Care

With its potential to overcome workforce and access barriers, telehealth can reduce health disparities for aging and underserved populations, as well as reduce patients’ costs and burdens associated with lost work time, transportation and child care.

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Diagnosis: Alzheimer's

States are taking bipartisan action to combat the nation’s costliest disease.

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NEW AND EMERGING HEALTH ISSUES

New and Emerging Health Issues

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Children's Mental Health

An estimated 1 in 5 children in the United States has a diagnosable mental health condition that, when left untreated, places a strain on families and budgets.

 

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Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

This NCSL brief presents research on adverse childhood experiences and highlights state strategies to prevent and reduce their occurrence and negative effects. Such policies include strategies to build resilience in children and families, help parents reduce stress, and increase screening and treatment for adverse childhood experiences.

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