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Driving and Delivering Results: A Conversation with Public Sector Leaders

The COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity for public sector leaders to innovate their programming in response to the public health emergency and continue to find new ways to deliver ... more

November 2, 2020
Practicing Good Public Administration During Challenging Times: A Conversation with Public Sector Leaders

Leading through a public health emergency like COVID-19 presents unique challenges and opportunities. The majority of states are now grappling with budget deficits and an economic recession,... more

October 26, 2020
Engaging Staff to Be Equity-Minded: A Conversation with Public Sector Leaders

The current focus on equity and inclusion across the country presents an opportunity for public sector health leaders to engage their staff to create agency cultures that value equity and in... more

October 19, 2020
Maintaining Strategic Vision During COVID-19: A Conversation with Public Sector Leaders

The process of developing a strategic vision brings team members and other important stakeholders together to connect day-to-day work to a larger mission and set of goals. During a crisis li... more

October 13, 2020
Resiliency During COVID-19: A Conversation with Public Sector Leaders

The COVID-19 pandemic has put tremendous strain on public sector health leaders who are responsible for responding to a public health crisis while simultaneously remaining focused on lon... more

September 28, 2020
Amid a Pandemic and Beyond: Bolstering the Critical Capacity of Public Sector Leaders

Today’s public sector leaders are navigating an unprecedented public health emergency, a deepening economic recession, and, at the same time, a historic opportunity to address racial dispa... more

September 15, 2020
Celebrating 55 Years of Medicaid at a Time When it’s Needed Most

Navigating a pandemic and its impact on policy, operations, and service delivery is new territory for everyone in health care, including the Medicaid world. Among the many challenges tha... more

August 4, 2020
Health Affairs Blog | How States Are Facilitating Medicaid Enrollment During COVID-19 — And How They Can Do Even More

As the number of individuals who find themselves unemployed due to COVID-19 continues to increase, reports have come out documenting that the majority of those filing unemployment claims are... more

June 17, 2020
Medicaid’s Role in the Next Phase of COVID-19 Response: Part II—Reopening the Health Care Delivery System

Across the country, federal and state policymakers are preparing to gradually reopen the economy while ensuring appropriate measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. This includes plans to r... more

April 28, 2020