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.
The States in Action Editorial Advisory Board includes experts from various aspects of state health policy. Members of the Editorial Advisory Board help to shape the newsletter by providing technical expertise, suggesting state innovations for inclusion, and by assisting in the reviewing of each issue.
Special thanks to Editorial Advisory Board members Chris Koller and Brendan Krause for reviewing this issue.
Melanie Bella Senior Vice President Center for Health Care Strategies
John Colmers Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Isabel Friedenzohn Senior Associate State Coverage Initiatives, AcademyHealth
Paul Jarris Executive Director Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Chris Koller Health Insurance Commissioner State of Rhode Island
Brendan Krause Program Director, Health Division National Governors Association
JoAnn Lamphere National Coordinator for State Affairs American Association of Retired Persons
Scott Leitz Assistant Commissioner Minnesota Department of Health
Sharon Moffat Commissioner Vermont Department of Health
Sandra Shewry Director California Department of Health Care Services
Robert St. Peter President and Chief Executive Officer Kansas Health Institute
The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults.