Population Health Components of State Innovation Model (SIM) Plans: Round 2 Model Testing States

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 an important component of the SIM awards. The SIM Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) required states to describe how their models would improve population health in a number of areas, including prevention, health equity and the social determinants of health, rates of obesity and diabetes, and healthy behaviors, including reduced tobacco use. The FOA also required states to incorporate new delivery system models into their population health improvement plans.

This chart contains population health strategies, as defined by the states, that the states plan to implement through their SIM Round Two Model Test initiatives. The information in the chart is derived from the states’ proposals and other documents that you will find linked in the text below. Information on the population health components of the Round One SIM Model Test Awards can be found in our previous SIM population health chart. Please note that because the information in these charts was abstracted from early documents, we anticipate that this information may change as the states implement their models.

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