Bi-Partisan Bill in Congress Might Help Leverage Existing County Health Programs

The National Association of Counties’ Human Services and Education Steering Committee hears an update on the Social Determinants Accelerator Act and what it might mean for counties. 

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The National Association of Counties Human Services and Education Steering Committee recently heard an in-depth overview of the Social Determinants Accelerator Act (H.R. 4004), recently introduced in Congress. As described by NACo, The bi-partisan bill would help counties better leverage existing programs and authorities to improve the health and well-being of those participating in Medicaid and other federal public assistance programs.

From the National Association of Counties:

If enacted, the legislation would provide planning grants and technical assistance to state and local governments to help them develop innovative, evidence-based approaches to coordinate services and improve outcomes for residents.

At NACo’s 2019 Annual Conference, the NACo’s Human Services and Education Steering Committee passed policy that supports H.R. 4004, according to NACo.

For more information on H.R. 4004, here are some documents courtesy of the National Association of Counties:

If you are a county official and would like to join the Human Services and Education Committee to receive call invites and updates directly from NACo, fill out and submit a nomination form to serve on a NACo policy steering committee to Allison Valliant at the Maryland Association of Counties.

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