Federal and state policymakers are increasingly focused on addressing health disparities as part of their approach to improving health, improving health care quality, and reducing costs. This webinar discusses aligning payment models, creating new partnerships, and building infrastructure and data systems to achieve health equity. Speakers from Ohio and Louisiana describe their states‘ health equity initiatives and federal programs they are leveraging. An official from the CMS Office of Minority Health describes federal resources to help states advance health equity and opportunities for alignment of federal and state activities.
- Chip Allen, Director of Health Equity, Ohio Department of Health
- Rebekah Gee, Medicaid Medical Director, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
- Cara James, Director of the Office of Minority Health, CMS