The State Coverage Initiatives (SCI) program provides timely, experience-based information and assistance to state leaders in order to help them move health care reform forward at the state level. SCI offers an integrated array of policy and technical assistance services and products to help state leaders with coverage expansion efforts as well as with broader health care reform. Their team of policy experts tailors its approach to meeting state decision makers’ needs within the context of each state’s unique fiscal and political environment. SCI is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation administered by AcademyHealth.
The SCI strategy focuses on three key elements to build the policy making and technical capacity of the states:
- supporting a community of state officials that can learn from each other, share best practices, test new initiatives and encourage action;
- providing unbiased information that brings strong research and analysis to the issues states are confronting; and
- offering responsive policy and technical assistance to improve state policymakers’ ability to make informed policy decisions.