Medicaid: Related Links
Research and Advocacy Organizations:
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law maintains a Medicaid page on their Web site which focuses on the interests of the mentally disabled.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonpartisan research organization and policy institute that conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs, with an emphasis on those affecting low- and middle-income people. It is supported primarily by foundation grants.
The Cross Cultural Health Care Program offers publications and videos on health issues of concern to ethnic minority communities.
The Center For Health Care Strategies is a non-profit policy and resource center affiliated with The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. The Center serves as the National Program Office for the Medicaid Managed Care Program and the Building Health Care Systems for people with Chronic Illnesses initiative, both of which are funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and The Uninsured is a commission that was established by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation in 1991 to function as a Medicaid policy institute. The goal of the Commission is to improve access to care for low-income Americans. The Health Policy page offers valuable information on the scope of the Medicaid program and its costs to state and federal governments.
Developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation, kaiserEDU gives health policy students and faculty easy access to data, literature, news, and developments regarding major health policy topics and debates. While kaiserEDU.org is targeted to the academic community, it provides a wealth of information that can be used as an integral part of an educational program, as an additional source for independent research, or as background material for a variety of audiences.
The Low Income Networking and Communications (LINC) Project, assists low-income grassroots groups by enhancing their communications capacity through the use of new computer technology.
Medicaid.gov is an information hub managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide technical assistance, make information on state Medicaid programs and federal guidance easy to access, share best practices, and facilitate submission of comments on proposed changes to state Medicaid programs. The site also provides information for consumers about applying for coverage through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program, finding providers, and getting prescriptions drugs.
The National Academy for State Health Policy is a multi disciplinary forum of and for state health policy leaders from the executive and legislative branches of government. The NASHP operates under the auspices of The Center For Health Policy Development.
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the sole organization focusing on the health, and human service needs of the Hispanic community.
The National Association of Public Hospitals & Health Systems represents over 100 hospitals and health systems that together comprise the essential infrastructure of many of America's metropolitan health systems. These systems provide almost 90 percent of their services to Medicare, Medicaid and low income uninsured patients.
The National Association of Social Workers is the largest organization of professional social workers in the world. The NASW promotes high standards of practice and the protection of the consumer of services.
The National Association of State Medicaid Directors is a bi-partisan, professional, non-profit organization of representatives of state Medicaid agencies (including the District of Columbia and the territories). The Web site includes recent papers and legislative alerts on policy issues affecting the Medicaid program.
The National Center for Law and Economic Justice works with and on behalf of low-income people to ensure that adequate income support--public funding provided on the basis of need--is available to meet basic needs and foster healthy human and family development. The Web site offers information on implementation of the Medicaid program.
The National Health Law Program, Inc., better known as NHeLP, is a national public interest law firm that seeks to improve health care for America's working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly and people with disabilities.
The Urban Institute is a nonprofit policy research organization that investigates and reports on the social and economic problems confronting the nation and government policies and public and private programs designed to alleviate them. The Medicaid page on their Web site offers informative reports in the issue.
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