Medicaid’s Role in Prevention, Population Health, and Building a Culture of Health at the State Level
Join co-sponsors the National Academy of Social Insurance, Nemours, and the National Academy for State Health Policy for an in-depth discussion of the ways in which state Medicaid policy currently supports and may evolve to more actively foster a Culture of Health. Panelists will discuss both Medicaid’s direct role as a funder of health care and its broader role in helping support services and programs aimed at promoting prevention and population health. New research exploring the use of existing Medicaid authority to support state-level approaches that link clinic to community prevention to address chronic disease will be shared. Resources will include a roadmap with over 40 examples from states doing innovative work, planning tools for states, a white paper describing the accelerators and barriers to state innovations, and the final report from a study panel of experts on Medicaid and the social determinants of health.