July 2016 | Presentation

The 6|18 Initiative: Accelerating Evidence Into ActionOn 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.