Assisting states in their efforts to transform health and healthcare

Equity Impact Tool

A tool intended to guide state health agencies in evaluating their equity work at a high level, defining goals, and identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges related to meeting those goals.

Learn More ⇒

July 19, 2024

Summary: Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Transforming Maternal Health Model

On June 26, 2024 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Transforming Maternal Health (TMaH).  This expert perspective summarizes the key takeaways pertaining to the model. CMS recommends that states submit a letter of intent to apply for the TMaH model and these optional letters of intent are due on August 8, 2024. Applications to participate in the model are due on September 20, 2024.

Jul 15, 2024 Webinars

On Monday, July 15, State Health and Value Strategies hosted a webinar on the revisions to the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Statistical Policy Directive No. 15: Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity. During the webinar, experts from the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) and Health Equity Solutions reviewed the new OMB standards for race and ethnicity data collection, described the history of federally-defined race and ethnicity data collection standards, and highlighted the motivations for the revisions. The webinar also featured a discussion of the implications for health equity and provided guidance for implementing the standards in partnership with key stakeholders.

Click here for slides

Click here for webinar recording

Jun 12, 2024 State Spotlights

On April 1, 2024, New York began covering residents in a new affordable coverage program made possible with a first-of-its-kind section 1332 waiver, reshaping the insurance market and allowing the state flexibility to design a program with people at the center.