July 2016 | Presentation
On July 14, 2016, Tricia McGinnis, CHCS vice president, spoke at the 2016 Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Senior Deputies Annual Meeting. Her presentation, “The 6|18 Initiative: Accelerating Evidence Into Action,” discussed how CHCS is working with ASTHO and the National Association of Medicaid Directors to facilitate the implementation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 6|18 Initiative — a public-private partnership to improve health and control health care costs by focusing on six high-burden, high-cost health conditions. As part of this project, CHCS is assisting nine state Medicaid-Public Health agency teams to adopt proven prevention strategies for Medicaid populations in three high-opportunity areas — asthma, tobacco, and unintended pregnancy prevention. This presentation offers an overview of state progress to date and outlines opportunities for Medicaid to engage in the 6|18 Initiative.