All matters pertaining to public health and healthy communities, including disease and injury prevention and health promotion, health disparities reduction, financing delivering health care, including services for the uninsured, underinsured, and medically indigent, Medicaid, Medicare, long-term care, behavioral health services, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and services for persons with developmental disabilities.
Health Steering Committee
NACo & NSA One-Pager: Reinstate Federal Health Care Benefits for Non-Convicted Justice-Involved IndividualsNACo & NSA One-Pager: Reinstate Federal Health Care Benefits for Non-Convicted Justice-Involved Individuals
Policy BriefContact your members of Congress and urge them to support legislation to permanently repeal the 40 percent excise tax on employer-sponsored health insurance that was included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in 2010.
Policy BriefUrge your members of Congress, especially those who serve on the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees, to protect funding for local public health services and prevention programs made possible by the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF).
Policy BriefKEY TALKING POINTS Urge your senators and representatives to support the federal-state-local partnership structure for financing and delivering Medicaid services and to oppose any measure that would further shift federal and state Medicaid costs to counties – including cuts, caps, block grants and new limits on counties’ ability to raise the non-federal match or receive supplemental payments.
Policy BriefUrge your members of Congress to pass legislation that supports counties’ efforts to improve health services for justice-involved individuals and reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails. Specifically, urge your members on health authorizing committees to support bills that would allow individuals in custody to continue receiving Medicaid and other federal benefits until they are convicted, sentenced and incarcerated, require states to suspend instead of terminate Medicaid for individuals in jails and allow for comprehensive behavioral health services and the recruitment of health professionals in county jails.
Reports & Toolkits |
Jan. 13, 2020
NACo works to preserve local decision making, protect counties from unfunded mandates and preemption and strengthen the federal-state-local partnership.
Reports & Toolkits |
Dec. 22, 2019
Nearly three months after the start of fiscal year (FY) 2020, congressional leaders were able to reach an agreement on a two-part spending deal that will fund the federal government through September 30, 2020. President Trump signed the two packages (H.R. 1865; H.R.
Aug. 5, 2019
This week's video includes legislation that would permanently repeal the Cadillac Tax, introduction of the Restore the Partnership Act, the beginning of the August recess and more.
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Health Steering Committee
Supervisor Sacramento County, California
Commissioner Charlotte County, Florida
County Judge Dallas County, Texas
Health & Human Services Agency, Director San Diego County, California
Council Member Hawaii County, Hawaii
Board President Cook County, Illinois
Commissioner Forsyth County, North Carolina
Kenneth Dahlstedt (Public Health and Healthy Communities)
Commissioner Skagit County, Washington
Helen Stone (Behavioral Health)
Commissioner Chatham County, Georgia
Derek Young (Medicaid and Indigent Care)
Councilmember Pierce County, Washington
Shirlee Zane (Long Term Care)
Supervisor Sonoma County, California
Subcommittee Vice Chair
Lynn Canfield (Behavioral Health)
Executive Director, Mental Health Board/DD Board Champaign County, Illinois
Christopher Coudriet (Medicaid and Indigent Care)
County Manager New Hanover County, North Carolina
Dena Diorio (Behavioral Health)
County Manager Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
James Golgart (Behavioral Health)
Director Veterans Services Le Sueur County, Minnesota
Greg Hart (Medicaid and Indigent Care)
Board Member, District 3 DuPage County, Illinois
Patricia Jurjevich (Behavioral Health)
Regional Administrator Douglas County, Nebraska
Carol Moehrle (Long Term Care)
Public Health Director - Idaho North Central District Nez Perce County, Idaho
Dotti Owens (Public Health and Healthy Communities)
Coroner Ada County, Idaho
Chester Pintarelli (Long Term Care)
Administrator, Medical Care Iron County, Michigan
Adi Pour (Public Health and Healthy Communities)
Health Director Douglas County, Nebraska
Julie Rogers (Medicaid and Indigent Care)
Commissioner, Chair Kalamazoo County, Michigan
Barbara Sharief (Long Term Care)
Commissioner Broward County, Florida
Kenneth Wilson (Public Health and Healthy Communities)
County Administrator Franklin County, Ohio
Convened in March 2019, the National Association of Counties (NACo) and National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) joint task force is exploring and raising awareness about the impacts of the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy (MIEP)Learn More