Research nominated as the best abstract for each theme from the 2022 Call for Abstracts explores topics related to patient and consumer needs, Medicaid access and coverage, COVID-19, and more.
Improving Health Equity in Medicaid: Five Recommendations for Measuring and Interpreting Racial Disparities in Health Care
The sixth post in AcademyHealth’s Medicaid Health Equity series summarizes five recommendations for researchers to measure and interpret racial disparities in health care more accurately.
This post is the fifth in the Health Equity Meeting Blog Series, summarizing the discussion by a panel of experts who addressed our current methods of analyzing Medicaid data for improving health equity.
COVID-19 and social determinants of health: Medicaid managed care organizations’ experiences with addressing member social needs
Among Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the importance of addressing member social needs, and the need for broader consideration of what constitutes social determinants of health from a health care delivery standpoint.
A Preview of State and Federal Policy Priorities: Advancing Health Equity, Responding to the Pandemic, and the Investing in the Field
AcademyHealth’s National Health Policy Conference pre-conference webinar highlighted federal and state policy priorities for 2022. The virtual event featured a keynote from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure.
This post on state Medicaid innovation is part of the Health Equity Meeting Blog Series and summarizes a panel discussion by experts from Medicaid programs, highlighting different state-level efforts to address health equity.
This post is the first in the Health Equity Meeting Blog Series, summarizing the discussion by a panel of experts who highlighted the key challenges and opportunities in using Medicaid as a lever for improving equity.
A Virtual Pre-National Health Policy Conference Event
Addressing the Social Needs of Medicaid Enrollees Through Managed Care: Lessons and Promising Practices from the Field
Lessons learned and promising practices shared by participants fell under four themes: member-centeredness, community-centeredness, structured yet adaptable social determinants of health programming, and realigning systems for whole-person care.
NASTAD (National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors), in partnership with AcademyHealth and the University of California San Francisco, are working to build state capacity to improve the collection and reporting of important HIV data through collaboration between Medicaid and HIV programs across 10 states.