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SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION EXEMPTIONS

Photo of a nurseAll 50 states have legislation requiring specified vaccines for students.  Although exemptions vary from state to state, all school immunization laws grant exemptions to children for medical reasons. Almost all states grant religious exemptions for people who have religious beliefs against immunizations, and at least 20 states allow philosophical exemptions.

 

 

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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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  • Children's Health Insurance Program Overview

    A snapshot of policy issues related to the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Including federal action, CHIP re-authorization information and additional resources. Provides CHIPRA guidance from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and federal health reform resources.

  • Womens Health Across the Lifespan Overview

    Provides an overview of state health policy issues facing women across the lifespan. The page also highlights recent NCSL publications, news articles and other resources. Also includes links to Womens Health Fall Forum Preconferences 2006-2013.

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