State Strategies to Prevent and Respond to Disease Crises Through Medicaid and Public Health Partnerships

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Florida Department of Health’s “Drain and Cover” campaign reminds residents to fight mosquitoes by draining standing water.

Protecting public health in an era when infections can quickly spread from remote areas to major world cities requires creative and well-orchestrated responses from national, state, and local governments. One of the critical partnerships states can forge before, during, and after such crises is between public health and Medicaid. This report, supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration, explores effective, collaborative approaches developed by California, Florida, and Texas that may help other states strengthen their Medicaid and public health partnerships to prevent and better respond to communicable disease crises.

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