The Center for Health Care Strategies was founded in 1995 with a major grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to respond to the dramatic expansion of managed care in Medicaid. Our job at the outset was to provide grant funding to identify and demonstrate best practices in Medicaid managed care.
Since its founding, a growing portion of CHCS' resources have been devoted to practical training and technical assistance to help states, health plans, providers, and consumer organizations improve the quality and cost effectiveness of services for Medicaid beneficiaries, particularly those with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Our national initiatives have progressed from individual health plan or state efforts on single diseases to multi-stakeholder collaboratives that address complex clinical, administrative, and financial challenges. CHCS' work at the state-level informs national policymaking to support Medicaid stakeholders in improving financing and care delivery for the program's high-risk, high-cost populations.
Today, CHCS continues to receive generous support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in addition to resources from other national foundations, as well as federal agencies and corporate philanthropies committed to innovative solutions for publicly financed care: