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Moving the Field Forward: Policy, Advocacy and Education Toolkit

Soon after the passage of Health Reform legislation, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) identified 10 aspects of federal health reform that states must get right if they are to be successful in implementation. States that adopt a coordinated, strategic approach to implementing federal health reform will find that the new law contains many provisions that support significant improvements in their health care systems. Simultaneously, states will face significant challenges implementing the new law—due to the many tasks they must complete, and due to extremely constrained financial and staff resources