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Returning Staff to the Office: Tips for Medicaid Leadership

At the onset of the pandemic, Medicaid programs, like many businesses and organizations, swiftly shifted their staff to remote work. In the early months, Medicaid programs were tasked with s... more

April 7, 2021
State Strategies to Promote Team-Based Primary Care Through Medicaid Managed Care

Supporting team-based care is an important way for states to advance the delivery of high-quality, comprehensive, and equitable primary care. Team-based care improves health outcomes for pat... more

April 1, 2021
Building Medicaid Managed Care Programs Centered on Advanced Primary Care and Health Equity

In many state Medicaid programs, primary care is the keystone that supports other state health care priorities, like value-based care and health equity. Better primary care is associated wit... more

March 18, 2021
Incorporating Community Voice to Inform Justice Policy in Los Angeles County

Health care and government entities increasingly recognize the importance of involving community members when making decisions that impact the community at large. The Los Angeles Department ... more

March 2, 2021
Leadership with Lived Experience Matters: Helping to Transform the Justice System in Los Angeles

The vision of the Whole Person Care - Los Angeles (WPC-LA) team is to ensure that the most marginalized Medi-Cal (Medicaid) beneficiaries in LA County have the resources and support they nee... more

March 2, 2021
Listening to Somali Voices: The Impact of Hennepin Healthcare’s Community Engagement Leaders in Addressing Mental Health Needs

Minnesota is home to the largest Somali population in the United States. Hennepin Healthcare — a Minneapolis-based safety net health care system — identified mental health access for thi... more

March 2, 2021
Health Affairs Blog | Envisioning the Future of Complex Care

By Allison Hamblin, MSPH, Center for Health Care Strategies and Kedar Mate, MD, Institute for Healthcare Improvement The past 10 years have seen major growth in the field of comple... more

February 19, 2021
Taking Action to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences in New Jersey: A Statewide Action Plan

As the country reckons with the COVID-19 pandemic, a global response to racialized violence, and a divided populace, the exposure to trauma grows exponentially. Adverse childhood experiences... more

February 4, 2021
Addressing Social Needs Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Survey of Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans

COVID-19 has hit some populations harder than others. This includes people of color, residents of nursing facilities and other congregate settings, and individuals with multiple chronic medi... more

January 27, 2021