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Health

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NCSL podcast

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 COVID-19 DATABASE

State Action on COVID-19

Check out NCSL's new database that brings you up-to-date, real-time information about bills related to and responding to COVID-19 that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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COVID-19: State Health Actions

State legislators are rising to the challenge and pursuing various policy options to effectively respond to COVID-19. This webpage includes key health policy information relating to the pandemic, including legislative trends and state actions, federal action and additional resources.

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Overview