Kick off this summer by reading up on the latest innovations that are helping to advance high-quality, cost-effective health care.

While packing for your beach trip, don’t forget to bring these popular CHCS publications — which make perfect reading (or listening in one case) while you’re lying in the sand!


Opportunities for Complex Care Programs to Address the Social Determinants of Health – Brief explores opportunities to address non-medical needs via screening, non-traditional workers, partnerships, and technology.

Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States – Toolkit provides policy, operational, and authority options that states have used to advance long-term services and supports reforms.

Addressing Social Determinants of Health via Medicaid Managed Care Contracts and Section 1115 Demonstrations – Report examines state approaches to incentivizing and requiring social needs-related activities.

What Makes an Early Childhood Medicaid Partnership Work? – Brief outlines the activities of participants in CHCS’ Medicaid Early Childhood Innovation Lab to inform cross-sector partnerships supporting young children and their families.

Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma – Brief offers various approaches and considerations for screening adults and children for adverse childhood experiences and trauma.

Medicaid Leadership Exchange: A Podcast by CHCS and NAMD – Podcast series features candid conversations with Medicaid directors on priority topics related to leading state agencies.

Exploring the Impact of Integrated Medicaid Managed Care on Practice-Level Integration of Physical and Behavioral Health – Brief shares recommendations for states seeking to integrate physical and behavioral health care in Medicaid.

Blog Posts:

Advancing Health Equity in Medicaid: Emerging Value-Based Payment Innovations – Explores promising efforts to use Medicaid value-based payment reform to address the needs of diverse populations.

Opportunities for States to Support Family Caregivers – Identifies priorities for states seeking to better support family caregivers.

A Marriage between Medicaid and Public Health: A Q&A on Partnering for Prevention – Demystifies the distinct roles of Medicaid and public health, and how these state agencies can align efforts around prevention strategies.

It’s Not Just Risk: Why the Shift to Value-Based Payment is also about Provider Flexibility – Highlights the value of using alternative payment models that allow for provider flexibility to improve outcomes and reduce avoidable costs.