December 27, 2017 | Newsletter


In 2017, CHCS published a wide range of resources focused on advancing innovations in health care delivery for low-income Americans. We invite you to explore our most popular downloads of the last year. We look forward to continuing our work with you in 2018!

  1. Moving Toward Value-Based Payment for Medicaid Behavioral Health Services – This brief describes how states and their Medicaid managed care organizations are incorporating value-based payment arrangements into behavioral health programs.
  2. Screening for Social Determinants of Health in Populations with Complex Needs: Implementation Considerations – This brief examines how provider organizations participating in CHCS’ Transforming Complex Care initiative are assessing and addressing social determinants of health among populations with complex needs.
  3. Integrating Community Health Workers into Complex Care Teams: Key Considerations – This technical assistance brief examines effective strategies for including community health workers in complex care teams.
  4. Preventing Early Childhood Adversity Before It Starts: Maximizing Medicaid Opportunities – This blog post highlights the potential role that Medicaid can play in supporting high-risk, low-income families and introduces CHCS’ Medicaid Early Childhood Innovation Lab.
  5. 10 Key Ingredients for Trauma-Informed Care – This infographic explores three questions: “What is trauma?”, “What is the impact of trauma on health?”, and “How can providers become trauma-informed?”
  6. Using a Cost and Utilization Lens to Evaluate Programs Serving Complex Populations: Benefits and Limitations – This brief takes a close look at the limitations of relying solely on cost and utilization to evaluate complex care programs and reviews alternative metrics for assessing the value of complex care models.
  7. Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States – This toolkit provides concrete policy strategies, operational steps, and federal and state authorities that states may use to advance long-term services and support reforms.
  8. Bridging Community-Based Human Services and Health Care – These four case studies illustrate the potential for diverse and effective models between health care and community-based organizations, particularly those that serve vulnerable populations.
  9. Disruptive Innovation in Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation – This brief outlines the current state of Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation services, its challenges, and opportunities for improvement.
  10. A Framework for Addressing Social Determinants of Oral Health in the Community – This technical assistance brief describes a framework for assessing and creating partnerships to improve social determinants related to oral health.