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Mateo Gray
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The Executive Office of Health and Human Services is the largest secretariat in state government and is comprised of 11 agencies and the MassHealth program. Our efforts are focused on the health, resilience, and independence of the one in four residents of the Commonwealth we serve. Our public health programs touch every community in the Commonwealth.




The Office - Health ...



Connecticut needs clear vision to help the residents of our state secure the care they need in the complex and rapidly-changing world of health care delivery and payment. We need to make the best use of information and data from many sources so that we can find models that work and test them to make sure they support better health for our people and contain costs. And we need to break down barriers and transform the ways in which we work together so that government, health care providers, payers and consumers can drive the best ideas for Connecticut.


Input and guidance from all sectors is a key ingredient to the success of the Office of Health Strategy. The Executive Director will continue to convene and work closely with the Healthcare Cabinet whose members represent state leaders, providers, consumers, payers and policy experts. The State Innovation Model Steering Committee and its working groups, and the Statewide Health Information Technology Advisory Council will continue to meet to drive the best solutions to improve health and healthcare in our state.


The OHS develops health policy that improves health outcomes and limits health care cost growth across all sectors, whether private or public, including hospitals, physicians and clinical services and prescription drugs. Creation of this office brings together critical data sets and health information exchange efforts and allows for collaboration with many stakeholders, including state agency partners. Working with comprehensive data and experts from inside and outside government, OHS will develop and support state-led multi-payer healthcare payment and service delivery reforms.


On July 1, 2018, the Office of Health Care Access (OHCA) was consolidated within the Office of Health Strategy as the Health Systems Planning Unit to continue and enhance health systems planning. The HSP Unit will continue to have statutory authority to gather and analyze specified hospital financial, billing and discharge data such as hospital expenses and revenues, uncompensated care volumes, hospital utilization, demographic, clinical, charge, payer and provider statistics.


NOTICE: The Office of the Healthcare Advocate is currently closed to public visitors as a protective measure for the safety of customers and staff. We will continue to provide services by email and telephone. The Office of the Healthcare Advocate may be contacted by utilizing our on-line services on our website, by calling our main number at 1-866-466-4446 or by emailing us at healthcare.advocate@ct.gov


Mr. Doolittle oversees a devoted team; providing free assistance to Connecticut Healthcare consumers who are having problems with any sort of health coverage, including claim denials or pre-authorization problems, as well as with plan selection, education, enforcement of healthcare rights, and improving healthcare access.


We do this by leveraging in-depth sector expertise to strengthen the global competitiveness of these industries through industry analysis, trade policy development, trade promotion, and reducing or eliminating trade barriers. The health and IT sectors are dynamic and innovative, and U.S. companies are internationally competitive across a range of legacy and emerging subsectors. Our work supports current and future industry needs by optimizing market conditions for U.S. exporters.


Health Equity is the absence of disparities or avoidable differences among socioeconomic and demographic groups or geographical areas in health status and health outcomes such as disease, disability, or mortality.


Social Determinants of Health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.


In 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Health approved the name change of Montgomery County Health Department to Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH). As the Office of Public Health continues to integrate with Montgomery County Health and Human Services (HHS), public health programs will have many touchpoints with County human services, particularly Senior Services, Children &Youth, Drug & Alcohol, Mental Health and more.


It is the Mission of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health to provide public health services and foster collaborative actions that empower our community to improve its health and safety. Our Vision is to optimize the health and wellness of individuals and families through innovative practices. The OPH takes great pride in being ranked #1 in Health Factors and #4 in Health Outcomes in the state of Pennsylvania by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


The Montgomery County Office of Public Health is Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) certified and recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for our capacity and capability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health and other emergencies. The certification is valid for 5 years. Montgomery County will be officially recognized for our certification by NACCHO at the 2018 Public Health Preparedness Summit, April 2018 in Atlanta Georgia.


OHE serves as a catalyst to strengthen the institute's commitment to ensuring the health and well-being of all children, adults, families, and communities. This is accomplished by fostering the assimilation of health disparities and health equity research across the institute's research and training portfolios; identifying priorities and developing metrics to assess progress toward NICHD's diversity, inclusion, and equity goals; coordinating the development of innovative approaches to diversifying the biomedical and biobehavioral workforce; and coordinating NICHD's diversity outreach efforts.


In 2016, a working group of the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development (NACHHD) Council reviewed OHE to provide suggestions about how the Office could better assist NICHD in addressing and eliminating health disparities and improving the number of underrepresented individuals in the scientific workforce.


On December 21, 2021, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order #277 to launch the Health care Affordability, Responsibility, and Transparency (HART) Program. This program sets a path for more affordable, quality health care for New Jerseyans through annual cost growth benchmarks and transparent study of health care cost drivers.


The Office of Health Planning administers the Certificate of Need (CON) Program, conducts reviews of Design and Construction projects, and develops rules and policies for health care services. Health Planning also collects and maintains various health care facility surveys including the Hospital Financial Survey and Annual Hospital Questionnaire and coordinates state health planning activities.


North Carolina initiatives, including the establishment of the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, have the common goal of eliminating disproportionate mortality and other adverse impacts of social and economic drivers of health among the state's historically marginalized populations.


The OMHHD provides leadership to ensure that issues of health disparities and inequities are recognized and integrated throughout NCDHHS programs and services in collaboration with community partners. The work of equity is ongoing and needed in all communities to ensure that no one is forgotten or left behind.


The mission of the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities is to promote and advocate for the elimination of health disparities among all racial and ethnic minorities and other underserved populations in North Carolina.


Diversity and inclusion: We believe that every person - no matter their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, religion or ability - has the right to access culturally relevant information, resources and services that result in optimal health outcomes.


The Health Care Ombudsman Program was established by the Council of the District of Columbia to assist individuals insured by health plans in the District of Columbia and to assist uninsured District of Columbia consumers.


Our mission is to provide evidence-based health resources, facilitate opportunities for students to build skills to make healthy lifestyle choices, and to instill a sense of personal responsibility for individual health and its impact on the health of the community.


The Office of Health Promotion is a resource and referral hub for information on topics stretching the six dimensions of health and well-being: Social, Physical, Intellectual, Cultural, Emotional, and Spiritual.


Health Promotion staff members consult with students on the latest information on college health and well-being, and develop programs and educational opportunities for students. POWER members are trained to provide peer-to-peer programs on alcohol and other drugs, sexual violence, sexual health, nutrition, and fitness.


Rooted in evidence-based practices including positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness self-compassion, Nod is science-backed and ideas for branching out and staying connected, tips for virtual and in-real-life connections and helps normalize the challenges of maintaining a healthy social life in college.


The CPN Seal of Prevention is awarded to institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to digital prevention programs tied to student safety, well-being, and inclusion. Villanova University has taken action to create a safer, more inclusive campus through comprehensive, evidence-based digital prevention education on issues such as sexual assault, alcohol misuse, mental health, and discrimination. 041b061a72


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