July 5, 2017
The science of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) indicates that early childhood and adolescence are critical times for human brain development.
June 16, 2017
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, is one of the primary government programs focused on nutrition.
June 1, 2017 Key Concepts and Context to Know
TennCare is the name for Medicaid in Tennessee. TennCare is the state budget's largest department, but the federal government pays two-thirds of the cost.
May 24, 2017
Federal funding in Tennessee accounts for nearly 40% of the state budget. Most of that money comes with some big restrictions on how we can spend it.
May 11, 2017
There’s a complicated relationship between public health and public policy, which makes the challenging task of developing effective policy even harder.
May 4, 2017
A wide range of public policy issues — even some not usually associated with health — can influence the health and well-being of Tennesseans.
April 11, 2017 What Are They and Why Do They Matter for Tennessee?
Tennessee may be eligible for federal funding of reinsurance and high-risk pools, which could improve access to health insurance and alleviate rising costs.
April 5, 2017 Key Concepts that Influence Access and Affordability
An intro to key concepts that influence access and affordability in health insurance markets, such as risk pools, predictability, incentives, and stability.
March 15, 2017
Background on TennCare reform efforts and the key design choices Tennessee policymakers may have to address if Congress changes the structure of Medicaid.
March 3, 2017
Good data and research are critical to any public policy discussion. In an op-ed for The Tennessean, we put current transportation issues in context.