Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

May 2019 | Webinar


States participating in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 6|18 Initiative are bringing together Medicaid and public health agency partners to adopt evidence-based prevention strategies for Medicaid populations in six high-opportunity areas: asthma control, tobacco cessation, unintended pregnancy prevention, preventing diabetes, preventing healthcare associated infections, and controlling high blood pressure.

This webinar, made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, informs the 6|18 Initiative’s cross-agency teams about opportunities to evaluate the impact of 6|18 interventions. It provides a high-level overview of relevant Medicaid quality measurement efforts, discusses potential indicators that teams can use to monitor their progress and achievements, and describes examples of measures and outcomes from Round-1 6|18 states involved in the Initiative.

Agenda

I. Introductions

Speaker: Shilpa Patel, Senior Program Officer, Center for Health Care Strategies

S. Patel welcomed participants and introduced speakers.

II. CDC 6|18 Assessment Framework and Progress Measures

Speakers: Naomi Chen-Bowers and Yessica Gomez, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

N. Chen-Bowers provided an overview of the CDC Assessment Framework, including the theory of change and suggested indicator tables. CDC Office on Smoking and Health Evaluator, Ms. Gomez, provided condition-specific guidance.

III. Quality Measurement in Medicaid and CHIP: Opportunities for Alignment with 6|18 Activities

Speaker: Deirdra Stockmann, Centers  for Medicare and Medicaid

D. Hartman provided specific examples of available technical assistance related to data and measurement that states have used and are available to 6|18 states.

IV. Technical Assistance and Measurement Examples

Speaker: Lacey Hartman, SHADAC

L. Hartman provided specific examples of available technical assistance related to data and measurement that states have used and are available to 6|18 states.

VI. Moderated Q&A

Speaker: Shilpa Patel

Attendees had the opportunity to ask the speakers questions about assessment of 6|18 interventions, share their own current efforts in this area, and discuss related activities.