resource Implementing Prevention Strategies to Support State Medicaid Value-Based Payment Reforms

Implementing evidence-based prevention strategies, such as those included in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 6|18 Initiative, can help states achieve value-based payment (VBP) goals. State officials can align prevention strategies with VBP goals through a variety of mechanisms, including: (1) tying prevention-related metrics to VBP arrangements; (2) incorporating population health priorities into… Read more »

June 2018
resource Building Community-Based Behavioral Health and Long-Term Care Provider Readiness for Payment Reform

Payment and delivery system reforms are critical to achieve the Triple Aim of improved health, improved patient experience and quality, and reduced cost. As participation in alternative payment methodologies grows, payers and providers are increasingly realizing that partnerships with community-based behavioral health and long-term care providers are essential to achieving Triple Aim goals, including realizing… Read more »

June 2018
resource Better Health Beyond Health Care: State Case Studies

States play key roles in enabling access to health care coverage and services. However, numerous areas of state oversight and policymaking beyond the traditional health care domain present opportunities to drive improvements in population health. The Center for Health Care Strategies, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, led a national analysis to identify… Read more »

May 2018
resource Incorporating Health into Policymaking across Sectors: The California Health in All Policies Initiative

The California Health in All Policies (HiAP) initiative is a collaborative approach designed to improve the health of Californians by incorporating health, equity, and sustainability considerations into policymaking across sectors. The approach recognizes that chronic illness, climate change, health inequities, and increasing health care costs are interrelated and influenced by policies, programs, and investments across… Read more »

May 2018
resource Making a Compact to Strategically Connect Transportation and Public Health Goals in Massachusetts

The Healthy Transportation Compact (HTC), a requirement under the Massachusetts Transportation Reform Law of 2009, was established to facilitate multiagency collaboration that advances transportation reforms to promote better health outcomes. Under Governor Deval Patrick’s leadership, the 2009 legislation streamlined a previously segregated group of state transportation agencies into one unified Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and… Read more »

May 2018
resource Combating Opioid Abuse through a Unified State and Local Response: The Ohio Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action

The leading cause of injury-related death in Ohio is accidental drug overdose, largely related to opioids.[i] In response, Ohio’s Governor John Kasich established the Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team (GCOAT) in 2011, long before the epidemic was on many states’ radars. Comprised of several state agencies, GCOAT supports a multifaceted state-level approach to address opioid… Read more »

May 2018
resource Oregon Cross-Agency Collaboration: Making Healthy Connections through Transportation and Education Team

Oregon’s state agencies are committed to working together with the mutual goal of improving population health for all Oregonians, achieving better quality of life, increasing health equity, and developing a healthier economy. In 2012, Governor John Kitzhaber charged the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) with considering the connection and impact that transportation makes on the health… Read more »

May 2018
resource Promoting Better Health Beyond Health Care

While access to health coverage and services plays a significant factor in determining health outcomes, state policymakers increasingly recognize that health outcomes are equally influenced by other sectors, such as agriculture, education, transportation, among others. Cross-sector partnerships are essential when considering state programs and policies outside the health care domain to drive improvements in population… Read more »

May 2018
resource Linking Housing and Health for Sustainable Cross-Disability Service Delivery: Louisiana Post-Katrina and Rita

Louisiana’s Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) program provides permanent, subsidized rental housing with flexible, individualized housing supports for people with disabilities.[i] It is the nation’s first example of a statewide cross-disability housing program that includes sustainable funding for both housing and necessary supportive services. In 2005, hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated Louisiana, impacting those who were… Read more »

May 2018
project Advancing Primary Care Innovation in Medicaid Managed Care

Primary care is the essential backbone of any health care system, particularly for low-income populations. Across the United States, a variety of advanced primary care models — including patient-centered medical homes, Medicaid accountable care organizations, and Comprehensive Primary Care Plus programs among others — are offering new ways to enhance primary care delivery. Despite the… Read more »

May 2018