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Connecting Behavioral and Public Health

This podcast focuses on how states can ensure that their public health systems are connecting people with physical and behavioral health services in an integrated system, an issue made even more urgent by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Scope of Practice Resource

As health workforce shortages continue to grow, states will look for ways to increase access to health care, especially in areas facing primary care provider shortages like rural communities. Using pharmacists to help patients manage medications and address chronic illness is one strategy states may examine.

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NCSL Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for States

State lawmakers are taking extra steps to respond to and anticipate impacts of the coronavirus. This page is updated daily to reflect new resources in policy areas ranging from education to health care costs and access.

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2020 State Legislative Session Calendar

This map provides information on legislative sessions in each state, district and territory. You can also find information on regular session dates, and, if necessary, special session dates.

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Adjourned, Suspended or Postponed Related to COVID-19

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Our American States

The “Our American States” podcast is where you hear compelling conversations that tell the story of America’s state legislatures, the people in them, the politics that compel them, and the important work of democracy.

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Magazine

Read Our New Digital Newsroom

Find the latest news on state policy, politics and personalities in State Legislatures magazine, now in a digital format.

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Using pharmacists to provide care in rural America

Maximizing the use of pharmacists as part of the health care delivery system is among several state strategies to meet the unique health care needs of rural and underserved communities.