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NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

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


Pharmacy Benefit Managers: The Rebate Debate

Pharmacy benefit managers negotiate rebates from drug manufacturers for formulary placement. These negotiations, and the role that PBMs play in the supply chain, are requiring more attention from state lawmakers. Learn more about how this industry impacts prescription drug costs, patient health outcomes, and strategies states have pursued.

The ABCs of School-Based Oral Health Services

Poor oral health can have a detrimental effect on children’s quality of life, their performance at school, and their success later in life.  Cost savings are also associated with preventing tooth decay at a young age; yet, oral health disparities persist, especially based on geography, income-level and race/ethnicity. Schools can be an important setting for promoting oral health in school-aged children, and many states have created school dental sealant programs and other school-based oral health programs to increase access to oral health services. This webinar will cover the importance of oral health promotion from a young age and the differences that exist in oral care access, as well as the specific role that states can play. Experts will share initiatives in their states to increase access to oral health services in school-aged children.   

Behavioral Health Parity and State Legislative Efforts

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans experience mental illness each year, and many lack access to necessary services and treatment. State lawmakers are pursuing various policy actions to ensure people have access to affordable mental health care, including enforcing federal behavioral health parity requirements and expanding insurance coverage for behavioral health. This webinar will cover updates to federal coverage requirements and highlight related state actions. 

Ensuring Quality of Care in Long-Term Care Facilities: State Actions and Innovations

States license and oversee an array of facilities offering long-term services and supports to patients. This webinar will highlight state examples of programs and policies that aim to improve care and ensure access in long-term care facilities, including improving state licensing and oversight of ownership structures, addressing workforce shortages and more. 

USDA Briefing on New Tools to Combat Summer Hunger

USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Senior Advisor for External Engagement Alberto González and FNS staff briefed NCSL members on two new tools to fight child hunger when schools are closed for the summer: the non-congregate summer meal option for rural communities and the Summer EBT program. The briefing covered updates on these new options, including recent federal guidance, and how state legislatures can support successful implementation to better meet the nutritional needs of children during the summer months.