2018-08-10 National Governors Association

Public Health Crises and Pharmaceutical Interventions: Improving Access While Ensuring Fiscal Sustainability

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) released Public Health Crises and Pharmaceutical Interventions: Improving Access While Ensuring Fiscal Sustainability, which summarizes potential state strategies to address public health crises by improving access to evidence-based pharmaceutical interventions while ensuring fiscal sustainability of public programs. The potential strategies were vetted by 11 states: California, Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington.

The NGA Center supported the participating states in generating ideas on how they can balance access and cost concerns related to pharmaceutical interventions that help address public health crises, such as opioid use disorder and Hepatitis C. The project also brought together key stakeholders such as manufacturers, payers, consumers and others to provide input on potential strategies. The ultimate goal was to determine what approaches may be of interest to states.

Download the full report here.

National Governors Association

Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association (NGA) is the nonpartisan organization of the nation’s 55 governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, address issues of national and state interest and share innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism.
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