Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

June 2018 |


Across the country, states and counties are seeking to improve health care quality and stem rising health care costs by investing in prevention strategies and value-based payment models. CDC’s 6|18 Initiative aligns evidence-based preventive practices with emerging payment and delivery models by offering proven interventions that payers can adopt to help prevent or control six prevalent, high-burden conditions — potentially improving health outcomes and controlling costs.

This online resource center, developed by CHCS through support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is designed to help Medicaid agencies and managed care plans collaborate with state and local public health departments to launch 6|18 interventions. It offers practical how-to resources, including:

  • What is CDC’s 6|18 Initiative? – Background and frequently asked questions about this set of evidence-based approaches for improving population health and controlling costs.
  • CDC’s 6|18 Initiative in Action – Interactive map of prevention-focused 6|18 activities from across the country and profiles of select state activities.
  • Implementation Tools – Resources to help stakeholders plan and implement 6|18 interventions.
  • Priority Condition Resources – An array of health condition-specific resources to guide the implementation of CDC’s 6|18 Initiative strategies.