States in Action Archive

States in Action: Innovations in State Health Policy, is a former publication of the State Health Policy and Practices program. This bimonthly newsletter tracked innovative strategies certain states used to stretch health care dollars and improve the quality of care.

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Related Publications

2007 State Snapshots, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, March 2008.

M. Bella, C. Shearer, K. Llanos et al., Purchasing Strategies to Improve Care Management for Complex Populations: A National Scan of State Purchasers, Center for Health Care Strategies, March 2008.

M. Birnbaum, Medicaid in New York: A Primer, Revised and Updated 2008, Medicaid Institute at United Hospital Fund, March 19, 2008.

J. R. Gabel, H. Whitmore, and J. Pickreign, Report from Massachusetts: Employers Largely Support Health Care Reform, and Few Signs of Crowd-Out Appear. Health Affairs Web Exclusive Jan./Feb. 2008 27(1):w13–w23.

T. M. Gordon and K. S. Reuben, Financing Health Insurance Coverage: California's Revenue Structure and Options, Urban Institute, February 2008.

S. L. Isaacs and S. A. Schroeder. California Dreamin'—State Health Care Reform and the Prospect for National Change, New England Journal of Medicine, April 10, 2008 358(15):1537–1540.

G. M. Kenney, The Failure of SCHIP Reauthorization: What Next? Urban Institute, March 2008.

A. Shartzer, Health Care in New Orleans Before and After Hurricane Katrina, Kaiser Family Foundation, March 2008.
*Note: this is an online tutorial.

J. F. Wilson, Massachusetts Health Care Reform Is a Pioneer Effort, But Complications Remain. (subscription required) Annals of Internal Medicine, Mar. 18, 2008 148(6):489–92.

Commonwealth Fund Publications

Health Policy Reform: Beyond the 2008 Elections. A Resource for Journalists from The Commonwealth Fund, Supplement to the March/April 2008 Issue of the Columbia Journalism Review.

C. Hess, S. Schwartz, J. Rosenthal et al., States' Roles in Shaping High Performance Health Systems, The Commonwealth Fund, April 2008.

N. Kaye and J. Rosenthal, Improving the Delivery of Health Care that Supports Young Children's Healthy Mental Development: Update on Accomplishments and Lessons from a Five-State Consortium, The National Academy for State Health Policy and The Commonwealth Fund, February 2008.

H. Mead, L. Cartwright-Smith, K. Jones et al., Racial and Ethnic Disparities in U.S. Health Care: A Chartbook, The Commonwealth Fund, March 2008.

B. Smedley, B. Alvarez, R. Pañares et al., Identifying and Evaluating Equity Provisions in State Health Care Reform, The Commonwealth Fund, April 2008.

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