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HEALTHY BABIES AND BUDGETS

BABYThis new NCSL video summarizes five effective strategies states can use to invest in the health of women and children. 

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HELPING RURAL SENIORS

ELDERLY COUPLEThis new NCSL brief provides a number of strategies states may want to consider that will help rural seniors age in place and live with dignity.


 

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OVERVIEW | POPULATION GROUPS

The health priorities and needs of Americans vary based on age, gender, race, and geographic location, among others. This web portal organizes health policy information by population group, including children, adolescents, women, pregnant women, men, minorities, the elderly, rural residents, the uninsured and underinsured, and veterans.

STANDING COMMITTEE

HHS releases new guidance and FAQs for state policymakers on a number of health reform implementation issues.

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  • Providing Health Care Coverage for Former Inmates

    Among the challenges people being released from correctional facilities face is not having the resources to obtain the health care services they need. Policymakers are working to connect former inmates to health coverage as a way to increase access to services, decrease admissions to hospitals and emergency rooms, and reduce recidivism.

  • Childhood Obesity Trends - State Rates

    Maps: Percentage of children who were considered obese in 2011, 2007 and 2003 and 50-state charts of childhood obesity data for both childhood overweight and obesity for 10-17 year olds for the same three years. Also includes other factual data on childhood obesity.

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