Date and Time: September 29, 2021, 3:30-4:30 pm ET

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Social determinants of health — the conditions in which we live, work, and play — are critical drivers of health outcomes. People insured through Medicaid often have unmet health-related social needs that impact their well-being. Medicaid programs have begun to think about ways to identify and address these needs.

This webinar, made possible by The Commonwealth Fund, will explore how state Medicaid agencies and health plans can partner with primary care teams to identify and address health-related social needs for the individuals and communities they serve. The 60-minute event will focus on ways to strategically design managed care requirements and value-based payment models to advance work relating to health-related social needs.

Strengthening Primary Care through Medicaid Managed Care

This webinar is part of a learning series from the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), Strengthening Primary Care through Medicaid Managed Care, which is examining the tools and levers that states can use to advance comprehensive primary care strategies and equitably improve the health of Medicaid enrollees. The series is made possible by The Commonwealth Fund.


I. Welcome and Introductions

Diana Crumley, Senior Program Officer, CHCS

D. Crumley will welcome participants and introduce the webinar topic. She will provide a brief overview of how state Medicaid agencies can promote primary care innovation as well as efforts to address HRSNs and health equity in the context of their Medicaid managed care programs.

II. Hawaii’s Approach to Addressing Health-Related Social Needs

Judy Mohr Peterson, Med-QUEST Division Administrator, Hawaii Department of Human Services

J. Mohr Peterson will discuss Hawaii’s social determinants of health strategy and describe how the state is using their Medicaid managed care program to identify and address HRSN in partnership with primary care teams.

III. Using Advanced Alternative Payment Models to Address Social Needs

Kat Ferguson-Mahan Latet, Director, Health System Innovation, Community Health Plan of Washington

K. Latet will discuss Community Health Plan of Washington’s advanced alternative payment model for community health centers, which is designed to encourage data collection on social risk factors, enable investments in local communities, and advance health equity.

IV. Moderated Q&A

D. Crumley, CHCS

Presenters will answer questions from the audience.

V. Wrap up and Next Steps

D. Crumley, CHCS

D. Crumley will summarize the webinar and give a preview of upcoming sessions.