NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Health

Increasing Access to Rural Behavioral Health

Behavioral health disorders can be challenging to identify, screen for and treat, especially in rural communities. Learn about state policy options to increase access to rural behavioral health services including crisis hotline upgrades, opioid use disorder treatment, scope of practice and licensing for behavioral health professionals and more. Speakers include Kelly Hughes, Charlie Severance-Medaris and Sydne Enlund, NCSL, Shawnda Schroeder and Andrew J. McLean, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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State Strategies to Reduce Costs and Provide Quality Care for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Long-term services and supports (LTSS) provide daily assistance to millions of older adults and people with disabilities, and are also primarily paid for by Medicaid, which takes up a substantial portion of states’ budgets. Explore state strategies to both reduce costs and provide quality care for older adults and people with disabilities. Speakers include Gretchen Alkema, The SCAN Foundation, Curtis Cunningham, Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Representative Eileen Cody (D-Wash.)

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Suicide Prevention: State of the States

In 2019, approximately 47,500 lives lost were attributed to suicide. With speakers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explore strategies that states can and have employed to prevent suicide. Speakers include Charlie Severance-Medaris, NCSL and Dr. Deborah M. Stone, CDC Division of Injury Prevention.

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Welcome to the Legislature: What You Need to Know About Public Health

Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of all people and their communities. Explore key areas of public health, get insights into 2021 and receive an update on COVID-19 and policy options for state leaders. Speakers include several NCSL health policy experts and Dr. José T. Montero, Center for State, Tribal and Territorial Support, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Saving Moms: Strategies to Reduce Maternal Mortality in the U.S.

At least 700 women die every year from pregnancy-related causes, giving the U.S. the highest maternal mortality rate among similarly wealthy nations. Explore the current state of maternal mortality in the United States, potential strategies to decrease the disparities in maternal deaths, and examples of state legislative actions to reduce rates. Speakers include Dr. Elizabeth Howell, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Khanh H. Nguyen, NCSL; Representative Katie Dempsey (R-Ga.) and Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages (D-N.Y.).

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