Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

September 2016 | Webinar

States participating in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 6|18 Initiative are working to adopt evidence-based prevention strategies for Medicaid populations in three high-opportunity areas: asthma, tobacco, and unintended pregnancy prevention. A key aspect of this work is the ability of state teams to track progress over time and ultimately measure the impact of their chosen interventions.

This webinar, made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the states participating in the 6|18 Initiative, provided information on how the 6|18 Medicaid and Public Health teams can design evaluation strategies to measure the impact of their 6|18 interventions. The webinar included information on: (1) expectations for active Medicaid and Public Health engagement in evaluating the 6|18 Initiative’s impact; (2) a description of CDC’s Evaluation Wheel and early effectiveness evaluation approach; (3) a brief synopsis of the Medicaid Adult and Child Core Measure Sets and quality reporting activities; and  (4) a description of the methodology and results of a CDC analysis of CMS quality measure sets.


I. Welcome and Opening Remarks

II. CDC 6|18 Evaluation Plan

Speaker: Andrea Young, CDC
Dr. Young describes the Medicaid-focused 6|18 Initiative’s evaluation efforts, providing an overview of the Evaluation Wheel and the early effectiveness evaluation.

III. Opportunities for Leveraging Medicaid Quality Measurement

Speakers: Karen Matsuoka, CMS and Christa Singleton, CDC
Dr. Matsuoka briefly describes the Medicaid Adult and Child Core Measure Sets and Medicaid quality reporting activities. Dr. Singleton highlights CDC’s analysis of CMS quality measure sets and describes alignment with 6|18 interventions.