Category Archives: Health Planning

Why People Being Served Need to Be Included in Planning

People who are the focus of our plans, services, initiatives, funding, policies or other work should be at the table, as part of the diverse constituency helping to shape the plans. Why? Because it’s the right thing to do. It’s … Continue reading

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How Does Your Data Treat its Neighbors?

Does your data live nicely with its neighbors? How does your data treat its neighbors? How is your data treated by them, and do they work well together? Or are they separated by big walls? Living in silos? Perhaps your … Continue reading

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Surfing the “Silver Tsunami”

The aging of our population, or ‘Silver Tsunami,’ as it’s often called, is not something in the future that requires preparation. That’s why it’s called a tsunami, a wave created by an earthquake. Ken Dychtwald was one of the first … Continue reading

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Why Data is Terrific and Makes a Great Case

I confess, I’m a data geek, and love seeing what technology and software have done for data.  In short, they’ve made data (which geeks love) come alive in charts and graphs for the average practitioner (who doesn’t want to be burdened … Continue reading

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Perceptions about Medicaid Expansion and ACA Might Penalize Community Providers

The community health system provides critically needed care, and serves as the “safety net” for many. The creation of the Affordable Care Act, and Medicaid Expansion in many states has resulted in greater coverage and access to care for many … Continue reading

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Evidence Based Practice Standards and Your Programs

They have been called “best practices,” “effective practices,” “promising practices,” and  “evidence based practices” (EBPs). Whatever the “nom du jour,” the emphasis continues to focus on identifying what works and funding programs that demonstrate effective practices and strong outcomes. With … Continue reading

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Medicaid Trends

There are a number of important trends in Medicaid that are shaping which services are authorized, how services are funded, funding amounts, and access to care. Medicaid is currently the largest source of federal funds flowing to the states, with … Continue reading

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