*Chart updated March 6, 2015 The Round Two State Innovation Model (SIM) Test Awards granted by HHS to eleven states (Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island, Ohio, Tennessee, and Washington) support state efforts to build multi-payer models of health system transformation. As noted in a previous analysis, population health improvement is […]
Many states are transforming their health care delivery systems to improve health and control costs. Reducing health disparities — and addressing their social and economic causes — is at the heart of many of these efforts.
Despite its high price tag, the majority of health care spending ignores critical determinants of health, including social and economic factors, the environment, and health behaviors. By increasing health equity, states can achieve improved, long-term health outcomes.
The following resources showcase effective state efforts to achieve health equity, improve care, and prioritize the social determinants of health. To suggest a resource or share your state’s efforts, contact Elinor Higgins.
Speakers: Lee Partridge Rebecca Mendoza Tony Rodgers Although policy makers often think of adolescents as children in regard to coverage under public programs, adolescents have distinct service utilization, developmental, and health care needs that differ from those of younger children. This session will look at innovative state approaches to integrating behavioral, social, and personal health […]
This report, developed by the National Academy for State Health Policy and produced by ChangeLab Solutions, highlights leading states’ approaches to support community-based prevention initiatives by bridging the health care delivery and public health systems. It examines various mechanisms – both previously existing and created through health reform – that states can leverage to implement […]