How States Address Social Determinants of Health in Their Medicaid Contracts and Contract Guidance Documents

To encourage investments in population health, states are increasingly using levers available in their managed care and value-based contracts to address social determinants of health, such as housing and employment. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Academy for State Health Policy examined Medicaid contracts and contract guidance documents in 11 states to highlight how each state’s contract requirements sought to enhance population health. This new chart compares the social determinants each state targeted, and how states monitored outcomes and funded these efforts.

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For more information, contact Jill Rosenthal (jrosenthal@nashp.org) or Amy Clary (aclary@nashp.org).