Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Author: Ed O'Neil, PhD, MPA

October 2020 | Fact Sheet


Over the past few months the Quick-Takes for Medicaid Leaders Amid COVID-19 series has focused on the immediate response to the COVID-19 driven crisis. Eight months later, we now have a better sense that we may be at this for another half year or more. And even when some of the dire elements of today begin to abate, we will not find ourselves returning to “normal.” Now is the time to take stock of what we have learned and how we have changed. It is also important for leaders to position their teams and organizations to be ready for a longer run, the new problems that will emerge, and the opportunities the shifts in our lives have afforded. This final Quick-Take provides Medicaid leaders opportunities to translate lessons learned during the pandemic into action.