Tools and Memos

Please note the opportunity outlined below is intended for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia employees. PolicyLab is pleased to announce our new Community Partnerships in Research Program funding community-engaged research pilot grants. The program seeks to promote health equi...

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PolicyLab wrote a letter responding to Delaware's Department of Health and Social Services' Proposed Public Notice on Postpartum Continuous Eligibility. In this letter, PolicyLab experts offer comments in support of the proposed amendment to the Medicaid State Plan, with a particul...

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Gregory E, Lane K, Matone M, Montoya-Williams D, Strane D, Whittaker J, Rosenquist R

As part of the PA Family Support Needs Assessment, PolicyLab assessed county-level data from eight related indicators—outlined in this brief—of substance use, the impacts of opioid use in pregnancy, and risks for people in the postpartum period to offer broad insight into opportuni...

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Matone M, Marshall D, Whittaker J, Kellom K, Garcia S, Dechert T, Wang X, Osvath M

As part of the PA Family Support Needs Assessment, PolicyLab assessed county-level data across seven key housing, economic, and community indicators—outlined in this brief—which influence health outcomes in childhood and throughout a person’s life. The brief also includes recommend...

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Matone M, Marshall D, Whittaker J, Kellom K, Garcia S, Dechert T, Wang X

PolicyLab responded to a request for public comment from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS on the Proposed Rule on the Affordability of Employer Coverage for Family Members of Employees.  In their response, PolicyLab experts offer their support of the proposed rule, ...

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Rubin D, Rosenquist R, Strane D, Glaser A

PolicyLab welcomes this opportunity to comment on the 2023 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) State Plan of Program Operation and Administration. In this memo, our experts present recommendations to improve PA WIC access and enrollment—ba...

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Cullen D, Guevara J, Pennotti R, Vasan A, Virudachalam S

PolicyLab experts welcome this opportunity to comment on the Proposed Rule on “Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility” and to offer our recommendations. In this response, PolicyLab experts highlight some key elements of the proposed rule that they support, changes that they belie...

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La Rochelle C, Wallis KE, Montoya-Williams D, Gregory E, Virudachalam S, Matone M, Cronholm P, Williamson AA, Whittaker J

Youth spend most of their time in school, offering an important opportunity to deliver mental and behavioral health services that meet them where they are. Schools can provide prevention services aimed at supporting positive youth behavioral health, decreasing the need for higher-l...

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Pennotti R, Lawson G, Mautone JA, Rosenquist R, Rubin D, Young J

PolicyLab responded to a request for information from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding access to coverage and care in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In this response, PolicyLab experts answer questions such as “in wh...

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Rosenquist R, Strane D, La Rochelle C, Pennotti R

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