Hemi Tewarson, JD, MPH

Hemi Tewarson, JD, MPH

Senior Program Director, Population and Public Health
National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)

Hemi Tewarson, JD, MPH is the Executive Director of the National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP), a nonpartisan forum of policymakers throughout state governments, learning, leading, and implementing innovative solutions to health policy challenges. Ms. Tewarson joins NASHP from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy where she has been a leader of the Center's emerging state policy portfolio, including COVID-19 testing and containment, vaccine distribution and education, coverage and health system reform, Medicaid system improvements and addressing equity within and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, Ms. Tewarson served as the director of the Health Division at the National Governors Association’s (NGA) Center for Best Practices, overseeing a broad project portfolio including Medicaid transformation and coverage, Medicaid data systems, health care delivery and payment system reform, workforce, opioids, and behavioral health and social determinants of health. She also served as senior attorney for the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Government Accountability Office addressing Medicaid and related health care topics for members of Congress.

All Sessions by Hemi Tewarson, JD, MPH

Medicaid Managed Care & Policy Track Tuesday May 24, 2022
11:25 am - 12:10 pm

Updates from NASHP: States' Health Priorities and the Path Forward for Public Health Modernization

  • What are states' major health priorities for 2022 and beyond
  • How are states thinking about health care costs, modernizing the public health system, and strengthening access to behavioral health
  • Examples of how states are making impacts on social determinants of health and health equity