post Five Things to Know About CDC’s 6|18 Initiative

As the US health care system undergoes dynamic change, increased alignment between health care quality and payment is providing new opportunities for the public health and health care sectors to work together. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 6|18 Initiative is accelerating cross-sector collaboration between public health and health care purchasers (employers responsible for employee… Read more »

October 2018
post 6|18 Initiative a Win-Win for Medicaid and Public Health: A Conversation with North Carolina on Tobacco Cessation

CDC’s 6|18 Initiative is bringing together state Medicaid and public health partners to improve health and control health care expenditures for six high-burden, high-cost health conditions by adopting evidence-based prevention strategies. North Carolina is focusing on reducing tobacco use under the 6|18 Initiative, as well as efforts to prevent type 2 diabetes and unintended pregnancy…. Read more »

July 2018
post Why Adopt CDC’s 6|18 Prevention Strategies in Medicaid?

Georgia incorporated asthma self-management education into Medicaid health plans’ performance improvement projects. Massachusetts holds its Medicaid accountable care organizations responsible for the total cost of care and performance on tobacco cessation quality measures. New York requires its Medicaid managed care plans to provide separate reimbursement for long-acting reversible contraception in the immediate postpartum period from… Read more »

June 2018
post Helping Smokers Quit: Medicaid and Public Health Partnerships

To quit smoking is not easy, and health policies that support those motivated to quit can help tilt the balance from setback to success. Under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 6|18 Initiative, state teams of Medicaid and public health officials are leveraging cross-agency partnerships to: (1) remove barriers that impede access to… Read more »

May 2017
post Medicaid-Public Health Partnerships: Untapped Potential to Improve Health Care and Reduce Costs

Among the good news trends for U.S. health care over the last year is the flourishing cross-sector and cross-agency collaboration to address the social determinants of health. While much attention has focused on new collaborations between health care and community-based organizations, groundbreaking progress is also being made by state Medicaid and public health agency leaders… Read more »

March 2017