Task Force on Innovations in State Health Systems

4/8/2021

Mission

Two of the most important and challenging health care issues for state policymakers are improving patient care and, at the same time, controlling escalating costs.

As state decision makers create and shape health system policies, they are leveraging the states’ market power as both the purchasers of health care and stewards of quality. They also integrate new technologies and methods in ways that improves their citizens’ health while balancing the challenges and opportunities of federal health reform efforts.

NCSL’s Task Force on Innovations in State Health Systems explores the issues and opportunities faced by state policymakers as they reform their own health system. The task force also provides NCSL with guidance as it develops health policy resources for legislators and legislative staff.

 

Resources from The Task Force:

10 Strategies for Improving Health Care: Report from NCSL's Task Force on Innovations in State Health Systems 

 

NCSL gratefully acknowledges our Task Force sponsors:

Alkermes, American Hospital Association, Amerihealth Caritas, Amgen, Anthem, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Change Healthcare, HIMSS, McKesson, Philips, Walmart, WellCare Health Plans

NCSL Task Force On Innovations In State Health Systems
Co-Chair: Senator Greg McCortney, Oklahoma
Co-Chair: Representative Emilia Strong Sykes, Ohio

NCSL Contacts: Samantha Scotti (Denver) 

Members by States

Alabama
Representative Paul W. Lee
Alaska
Representative Ivy Spohnholz
Arkansas
Representative Deborah Ferguson
Colorado
Representative Yadira Caraveo
Delaware
Senator Sarah McBride
Hawaii
Representative Nadine K. Nakamura
Illinois
Senator Mattie Hunter
Indiana
Casey Kline
Iowa
Representative Michael Bergan
Kentucky
Miriam Fordham
Representative Joni L. Jenkins
Louisiana
Drew Murray
Maine
Anna Broome
Representative Michele Meyer
Maryland
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk
Minnesota
Representative Jennifer Schultz
Mississippi
Lonnie Edgar Jr.
New Hampshire
Senator Cindy Rosenwald
New Jersey
Assemblymember Herb Conaway Jr.
New Mexico
Representative Deborah A. Armstrong
Ohio
Representative Emilia Strong Sykes
Oklahoma
Senator Greg McCortney
Oregon
Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
Puerto Rico
President Jose L. Dalmau Santiago
Rhode Island
Senator Joshua Miller
South Carolina
Melvin Lewis Carter
South Dakota
Senator Jean M. Hunhoff
Tennessee
Senator Bo Watson
Texas
Representative Tom Oliverson
Utah
Representative James A. Dunnigan
Clare Tobin Lence
Vermont
Representative William J. Lippert
Virginia
Senator Emmett W. Hanger Jr.
Wisconsin
Tamara Dodge
Representative Tyler Vorpagel

Outside Resources: 

 

December 15, 2020 | Task Force Meeting Resources

October 13, 2020 | Task Force Meeting Resources

June 25, 2020 | Task Force Meeting Resources

December 9, 2019 | Task Force Meeting Resources

October 16-18, 2019 | Task Force Meeting Resources

Aug. 5, 2019 | Task Force Meeting Resources

September 5-7, 2018 | Task Force Meeting Resources

July 29, 2018 | Task Force Meeting Resources

December 10, 2017 | Task Force Meeting Resources

October 12-14, 2017 | Task Force Meeting Resources

August 5, 2017 | Task Force Meeting Resources

Dec. 6, 2016 | Task Force Meeting Resources

Aug. 8, 2016 | Task Force Meeting Resources

Dec. 9, 2015 | Task Force Meeting Resources

Aug. 3, 2015 | Task Force Meeting Resources