Keeping Score: Using Scorecards as Instruments of Policy Change

Wednesday, October 25th

Scorecards and rankings facilitate comparisons of state-level performances on a wide range of health and long-term services and support measures. This session explores two scorecards and how states have used them to improve performance. The AARP Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard focuses on affordability and access, including choice of settings and providers, quality, caregiver support, and care transitions. America’s Health Rankings provides an annual assessment of the nation’s health, summarizing four categories of health determinants — behaviors, community and environment, policy, and clinical care. A state official discusses how her state employed scorecards to drive policy change and improve population outcomes.

ModeratorDawn Lambert, Community Options Strategy Group, Connecticut’s Department of Social Services