The Cure Podcast, Episode 30 - Healthcare Legislation Updates for new Hampshire and Vermont
Healthcare legislation advocacy plays a crucial role in shaping policies that affect the health and well-being of individuals and communities. It can lead to positive changes in healthcare systems, making healthcare more accessible, affordable, and equitable while promoting public health and patient rights. Advocacy can address barriers to healthcare access, such as insurance coverage, and geographic availability. It can also focus on addressing health disparities that disproportionately affect certain communities based on race, ethnicity, gender, and income.
In this episode, Courtney Tanner, Director of Government Relations, and Matthew Houde, Vice President of Government Relations, walks us through updates from the 2023 legislative sessions in New Hampshire and Vermont. Listen in to learn more.
2023 ECHO – Political Determinants of Health
Video recording: Project ECHO: Political Determinants of Health
As launched in 2022, Government Relations partnered with Population Health and a group of external partners to host the 2023 Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) series titled "The Political Determinants of Health: Policies to Advance the Health & Economic Prosperity of New Hampshire Communities." This series examined the 2023 New Hampshire legislative and administrative activity that would impact our communities' health and well-being.
- Session 1: The New Hampshire State Budget
- Session 2: Medicaid Eligibility/Redetermination
- Session 3: Women's Health: Maternal and Choice
- Session 4: Medicaid Expansion Reauthorization
- Session 5: Housing, A Health Foundation
- Session 6: System of Care: Correct Level of Care
- Session 7: The New Hampshire Budget: Compare Governor, House and Senate Budget Proposals
- Session 8: Energy, the Environment and Health
- Session 9: Childcare and Children's Health
- Session 10: Legislative Wrap-Up: Policy and Budget
Health Justice Adds Value
Speaker: Philip M. Alberti, PhD
Senior Director, Health Equity Research and Policy.
Founding Director, AAMC Center for Health Justice
Video recording: Health Justice Adds Value
What does it mean for medicine to be the best partner it can be in advancing health equity? Part of the answer is owning and achieving healthcare equity to ensure all patient populations have equitable access to high-quality medical care. This presentation will develop a common understanding of important terms (equity, health justice, community engagement, etc.) and explore the promise value-based care and alternative payment models hold for maximizing medical care’s contributions to population health equity.
2022 ECHO – Political Determinants of Health
Video recording: Project ECHO Political Determinants of Health
Political determinants of health include the governmental systems, structures, and policies that impact access to health and necessary resources. Proposed policies, enacted laws and promulgated rules directly influence the health and economic prosperity of our communities. To break down political determinants of health, Dartmouth Health hosted a Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) series titled "The Political Determinants of Health: Policies to Advance the Health & Economic Prosperity of New Hampshire Communities."
- Session 1: Building on Social Determinants of Health
- Session 2: Immunization and COVID Safety Bills
- Session 3: Social Safety Nets: A Rising Tide to Lift all Boats
- Session 4: Infrastructures that Support Health
- Session 5: Access to Health: Geography and Workforce
- Session 6: Influencing Macro Change