Medicaid cannot address and invest in social determinants on its own. This brief highlights Head Start as a natural partner offering significant opportunity for alignment of care coordination and service delivery with Medicaid.
This brief explores the unique role community health workers can play in addressing the social needs that have tremendous impact on the burden of chronic disease.
Comprehensive systems that connect patients with both the health and social service sectors are an essential element to to addressing the social determinants of health. Based on work in Oregon, AcademyHealth and Nemours developed a checklist of the functions and features of a successful comprehensive system.
AcademyHealth and Nemours work in Oregon highlighted that the 2016 Medicaid Managed Care Rules enable Medicaid to fund and pay for a wide range of upstream interventions via managed care.
Working with the Washington Health Care Authority, AcademyHealth and Nemours examined the evidence base supporting upstream prevention investments from a business perspective.
Finalist projects for the inaugural Milbank Memorial Fund and AcademyHealth State and Local Innovation Award leverage data to improve health and outcomes in their communities.
Financial alignment across the health care and social services sectors is a promising strategy to encourage collaboration to improve population health. This paper, commissioned by AcademyHealth's Payment Reform for Population Health program, outlines two approaches for aligning incentives: parallel risk and hierarchical risk.
Health Policy in 2018: Experts Tout State Innovation, Progress on Social Determinants, and Highlight Importance of Evidence in Policymaking
As the country and its leaders consider the future shape and scope of health care coverage, hundreds from across the health policy community converged at the National Health Policy Conference.
Paying for Population Health: Case Studies on the Role of the Health System in Addressing Social Determinants of Health
In collaboration with AcademyHealth’s Payment Reform for Population Health project, a team at Northeastern University conducted four case studies of cross-sector community-level population health improvement efforts focused on addressing social determinants of health.
AcademyHealth’s Concordium 2017 meeting focused on collaboration, communities of practice, and systems thinking to move innovations farther and faster.