SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Rep. Rena Moran (DFL - St. Paul) has been selected to participate on a subcommittee of the Council of State Governments’ (CSG) national Healthy States Task Force. Rep. Moran, chair of the Minnesota House Health and Human Services Policy Committee, will serve on the What’s Next? Leveraging Innovation Subcommittee, exploring policy options for states to drive innovations in the health sector.
“I am thrilled to be serving on the Healthy States Task Force,” said Rep. Moran. “This past legislative session, we heard dozens of bills in the House Health and Human Services Policy Committee that were based on creative solutions to the challenges in our health care system. I am looking forward to sharing our policy ideas from Minnesota with legislators around the country and then bringing back home what I learn from other states.”
Subcommittee participants will look at ways states can leverage academic research and private-sector investments to create jobs, enhance access to care, modernize state occupational licensing requirements, update scopes of practice guidelines, and invest in infrastructure to promote technological innovations, including 5G-enabled virtual and augmented reality telemedicine, artificial intelligence, and patient data management systems.
“The CSG Healthy States National Task Force will bring together a diverse group of state policymakers to explore ways states can best meet the challenges presented by the current health care system and leverage the revolutionary changes occurring in the health sector,” said CSG Executive Director David Adkins.
In addition to the What’s Next? Leveraging Innovation Subcommittee, there are three other subcommittees under the task force: State Health Systems Return on Investment; Capacity, Preparedness and Resiliency (CPR); and Interventions to Save Lives. Each subcommittee has two co-chairs and 10 members.
“CSG is proud of its role as a trusted convener of state officials and is committed to a data-driven, consensus-based process in all of its public policy work,” said Kelley Arnold, CSG chief communications officer.