Social Determinants of Health

The Roadmap Ahead: New York’s Value-Based Payments Reward Communities and Providers for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

Medicaid payment models in many states are shifting away from rewarding providers for the quantity of care they provide to models that reward high-quality, coordinated care that addresses some of the broader social factors that influence health and well-being. One example is New York’s Value-Based Payment (VBP) Roadmap, which rewards Medicaid providers and community-based organizations […]

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  • Publications,State Health Policy Blog

    In this time of changing federal health priorities, state health policymakers play a crucial role in breaking the cycle of poverty and inequity so everyone can live healthy, prosperous lives. Many state leaders, with federal support, are implementing community-wide prevention initiatives that acknowledge that health is affected by factors that extend beyond clinical care. Policymakers […]

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  • Innovative Community Health Worker Strategies: Medicaid Payment Models for Community Health Worker Home Visits
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  • Publications

    As states transform their health systems, many are turning to community health workers (CHWs) to improve health outcomes and access to care, address social determinants of health, and help control costs of care. While state definitions vary, CHWs are typically frontline workers who are trusted members of and/or have a unique and intimate understanding of […]

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  • Strategies to Strengthen Health and Housing Partnerships Through Medicaid to Improve Health Care for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness
    Publications

    Individuals experiencing homelessness are disproportionately impacted by chronic medical and behavioral health conditions, and many of these individuals lack health insurance or a usual source of care. State Medicaid agencies and safety net providers are important partners in meeting the medical, behavioral health, and social service needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. In this […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    State health policymakers are increasingly acknowledging housing as a key component of health, and are weaving housing strategies into their broader health system transformations. States have powerful levers at their disposal and a range of funding streams that they can bring to bear to support integrated health and housing, while local public housing authorities also […]

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  • Tuesday, October 24th 1:30PM-3:00PM States, health plans, and provider organizations are ratcheting up efforts to address social determinants of health to improve outcomes and lower costs. Behavioral health and long-term services and support delivery systems also address social needs, emphasizing person-centered approaches to help individuals identify goals, select services, and measure outcomes. At this panel […]

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  • Tuesday, October 24th 3:30PM-5:00PM As states transform their health care systems, many are using community health workers (CHWs) to improve outcomes and access to care, help control costs of care, and address social determinants of health. Creativity and commitment are needed to sustain financing, training, and oversight of these innovative programs. Speakers from Oregon, Texas, […]

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  • Tuesday, October 24th 10:00AM-11:30AM To transform state health care payment and delivery systems, policymakers are crafting new delivery models that invest in social determinants of health while cutting costs by improving population health. California, Michigan, Oregon, and Washington State representatives discuss their approaches to developing “accountable health” models to create a culture of health by […]

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  • Webinars

    Tuesday, June 27, 2:30-3:30 pm ET View the webinar Download the webinar slides State leaders know that low-income and vulnerable populations often need services and supports outside the scope of a single state agency—or a single funding stream—to live healthy lives. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this NASHP webinar will profile Louisiana’s […]

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