The Hilltop Institute periodically posts news items and issues electronic bulletins to disseminate information about Hilltop activities and publications. Below are the three most recent. Go to the News and Bulletin Archive, below, to view previous posts.
Hilltop Hospital Community Benefit Program Presents at 2014 NASHP Conference
Hilltop Hospital Community Benefit Program Director Gayle Nelson gave a presentation at the National Academy for State Health Policy’s 27th Annual State Health Policy Conference on October 8, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia. In her presentation, titled Leveraging Hospital Community Benefit Requirements, Nelson discussed hospital community benefits and various approaches states could use to leverage them to improve population health.
Hilltop Presents at National HCBS Conference
Hilltop Director of Special Studies Ian Stockwell, PhD, gave a presentation at the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities’ National Home & Community Based Services Conference in Arlington, Virginia, on September 18, 2014. In the presentation, titled The Use of Clinical and Functional Assessment Instruments, Stockwell discussed selection and use of assessment tools—which can have a broad effect across program and policy areas—and how this selection and use can help realize the potential to pull individual-level information together to form a complete picture of a program population.
Hilltop Hospital Community Benefit Program Director Gayle D. Nelson, JD, MPH, gave a presentation to the steering committee of the Milbank Memorial Fund-supported Reforming States Group (RSG) at their meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on August 27, 2014. In her presentation, titled Hospital Community Benefit: A Policy Lever for States, Nelson discussed hospital community benefit and the cost of tax exemption; using hospital community benefit as a policy lever; and avenues interested policymakers could explore with respect to their own states’ community benefit landscapes. The RSG is a bipartisan group of state health policy leaders from both the Executive and Legislative branches who, with a small group of international colleagues, have been gathering since 1992 to share information, develop professional networks, and commission joint projects–all in the service of bringing evidence to bear to improve population health.