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Maximizing Public Health Partnerships with Medicaid to Improve Population Health

Friday, September 16, 2016   (0 Comments)
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The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is pleased to announce a newly published collection of tools, designed to help public health maximize partnerships with Medicaid to improve population health.

With generous support from the de Beaumont Foundation, ASTHO has partnered with the National Association of Medicaid Directors to initiate new discussions and create resources to help bridge the gap between public health and Medicaid agencies to share promising practices and facilitate innovative policies. ASTHO and de Beaumont are very appreciative of the expert group members who helped guide this project by assisting us in identifying gaps in knowledge, priority areas of focus, and current best or promising practices in Medicaid and public health partnerships.

Help us share and promote these resources through social media and the web! Please feel free to use the Digital Promotion Toolkit to share this exciting project with your networks and encourage others to learn more about creating successful partnerships. 

About the project: 

The goal of this project is to promote collaborative opportunities between Medicaid and public health that will achieve the Triple Aim of better care, reduced costs, and improved population health outcomes. This project identifies specific opportunities, challenges, and solutions for promoting increased collaboration between Medicaid and public health. Related resources on these topics include:

  • State Case Studies: Detailed accounts of innovations undertaken in Colorado, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Texas, and Vermont.
  • Medicaid-Public Health Learning Series: Factsheets, an issue brief, fictional educational vignettes, webinars, and interviews, all designed to improve the basic understanding of Medicaid and public health and facilitate collaboration. 
  • Medicaid-Public Health Resource Library: An online portal to discover best and promising practices in other states.

These resources and more information about the project can be found at: http://www.astho.org/Maximizing-Public-Health-Partnerships-with-Medicaid/.