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Access to Care

Access to care is a complex topic that includes the study of whether sufficient health care resources exist to meet people’s needs, as well as whether people experience physical, financial or other barriers to those services. Evidence in this area can span from whether a rural community has enough specialists, like cardiologists, to whether people in an urban community have transportation or language barriers that make seeing health care providers more difficult.

Publication

1115 Waivers Can Help Expand Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment, but Coordination and System Capacity Remain a Challenge

Learn how two early-adopter states used Section 1115 Medicaid waivers to improve access to substance use disorder services. The project is part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems program, which is managed by AcademyHealth.
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Blog Post

How Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration Can Help Address Complex Delivery Challenges

AcademyHealth recently convened a group of eight state Medicaid programs and public health stakeholders to examine why an effective HIV prevention treatment is underused, why clinical care guidelines are underutilized, and how intra-agency collaborations could improve its delivery and use.
Posted Jul 17, 2019