The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is a policy design and implementation partner devoted to improving outcomes for people enrolled in Medicaid. We connect people and ideas to spark insights, build expertise, strengthen leadership, and spread innovations. Across sectors and disciplines, we support our partners to make more effective, efficient, and equitable care possible.

CHCS works to improve health outcomes for the millions of people in the U.S. who face serious barriers to well-being, like poverty, complex health and social needs, and systemic racism. For more than 25 years, we have collaborated with Medicaid and related health and human services agencies in states across the country to shape how health care services are designed, financed, and delivered. This experience — both on the ground and in partnership across sectors and regions — gives us a unique vantage point on opportunities to strengthen and align systems so that more people can access quality care and be as healthy as possible.

Together with partners across the nation, our work advances:

Effective models for prevention and care delivery that harness the field’s best thinking and practices to meet critical needs, for example, improving the health of children and families, ensuring coordinated care for high-need populations, and addressing social factors that influence health.

Efficient solutions for policies and programs that extend the finite human and financial resources available for the design, integration, and coordinated delivery of vital services, and that help ensure payment is tied to value.

Equitable outcomes for people that reflect improvements in health and well-being for populations facing the greatest needs and health disparities. Addressing these challenges is essential in the pursuit of health equity.

CHCS is a trusted ally and collaborator that connects stakeholders and extends the capacity of the partners we serve. We strive to reflect the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our work and in our workplace and follow a set of Core Tenets that guide our day-to-day activities. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, our work is supported by a mix of state, federal, and philanthropic funding.

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