Through an initiative sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Payment Reform for Population Health, AcademyHealth partnered with collaborated with Nemours Children’s Health System to help state Medicaid programs test approaches to financing upstream prevention and addressing social determinants of health.

"…payers are exploring ways to move care upstream and collaborate with community partners to connect patients to health-related, nonclinical services. However, this shift is not without its challenges and perhaps chief among them is figuring out how to pay for these upstream interventions, meaning those that address nonclinical needs."

AcademyHealth Vice President Enrique Martinez-Vidal and co-authors Debbie Chang and Tricia McGinnis summarize findings from the collaboration in a Health Affairs blog post.

Read the full Health Affairs blog post here.