GAO Report Details How State Medicaid Programs Cover Home and Community-based Care

As the U.S. population ages, the number of people needing long-term support services (LTSS) to help with routine daily activities has been growing and is expected to continue to increase. All state Medicaid programs finance coverage of LTSS. A new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office looks at how five states’ Medicaid programs are choosing to fund services to help beneficiaries with physical, cognitive, or other limitations to perform activities such as eating, dressing, and making meals in their homes or other community settings.

State Policies Linked to Uptake of HPV Vaccine

State policies play a significant role in the usage of vaccinations to prevent human papilloma virus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S.  Wayne Psek, MD, PhD, of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health served as an author on a study that identified a combination of state policies that are associated with high uptake of the vaccine in children, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends beginning when they are 11 or 12 years old.

Community Health Centers Continue to Show Major Growth

Health center patients, by insurance coverage type, 2000-2017

The numbers of patients served by the nation’s community health centers continues to increase significantly, according to a new study issued by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. The study documents the expanded array of services that community health centers across the country are now offering.

Newly Released Census Figures Show Nearly 500,000 More Uninsured

New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that 28.5 million people did not have health insurance in 2017.

Report Documents Importance of Community Health Centers for Underserved Communities

A new report documents the increasingly visible role that community health centers are playing in the maturing, post-Affordable Care Act (ACA) health care market. Issued by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, the report was published in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation.