For many state Medicaid programs, identifying and addressing enrollees’ social needs is a growing priority. In early 2020, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) awarded seven grants, managed by AcademyHealth, to support studies examining how states are using their payment and contracting strategies to incentivize or require Medicaid managed care organizations to undertake activities that identify and respond to enrollees’ social needs. The studies examine a range of issues related to how these strategies and activities are being implemented and the impact on enrollees, plans, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders.

See below for descriptions of the 2020 Awarded Grants