Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
December 2020 | Profile
Through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 6|18 Initiative, officials from Michigan’s Population Health Administration (public health) and Medical Services Administration (Medicaid) collaborated to improve access and adherence to asthma medications and devices, and expand use of intensive self-management education. Through this collaboration, Michigan’s 6|18 team sought to determine the scope of covered asthma benefits within the state’s managed care organizations and streamline inconsistencies and address gaps.
This spotlight outlines Michigan’s efforts in improving access and adherence to asthma medications and devices, as well as promote the use of evidence-based interventions to improve access to important asthma devices and services, such as home-based care and education.