Narrowing the Gap, Creating a Culture of Health

Tuesday, October 24th

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 improving the conditions where people live, learn, work, and play. Each state describes its unique model, including financing and measurement strategies, and its relationship to broader health system transformation.


  • PDF-icon MaryAnne Lindeblad, Medicaid Director, Washington State Health Care Authority
  • PDF-icon Chris DeMars, Transformation Center Administrator, Oregon Health Authority
  • PDF-icon Sue Moran, Senior Deputy Director, Population Health Administration, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • PDF-icon Karen Smith, Director, California Department of Public Health

This session is being funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation