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NPHL Issues Three New Public Health Resources

The Network for Public Health Law (NPHL) has issued three new public health resources that can be read and accessed below.

New Regulations Take on the Long-Standing Problem of Access to Services in Medicaid Programs

Medicaid access has long been identified as a weakness of the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance programs.  A number of new regulations released by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services aim to improve access to care.  The rules make changes to both fee-for-service and managed care systems, with additional provisions to advance health equity and improve home and community-based services.

End of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Brings Changes to CDC Data Collection and Surveillance

With the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, reporting of certain data to CDC, and consequently some data analytics and surveillance provided by CDC, will no longer be available after May 11.  Broadly, this means a less centralized approach to COVID-19 data collection and reporting to the public and a return to the fragmented system where states and localities exercise their own legal authority.

Before becoming a human rights activist, physician and lawyer, and a career that included leadership of projects and programs in over 30 countries, Dr. Gupta had her first advocacy win at age seven.  Dr. Gupta shares insights from her remarkable journey in social justice, and how she gained a multifaceted perspective on the interplay between health, equity, social justice, and law and policy.  Read Dr. Gupta’s Law and Policy Insights post.