Learning Series

These learning series materials have been designed to improve the basic understanding of Medicaid
and public health to facilitate collaboration.

Videos

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ASTHO’s Culture of Collaboration video series features interviews with current and former state public health and Medicaid officials as well as representatives from federal agencies describing the current state of collaboration between Medicaid and public health in states and how it has evolved. Support and technical assistance for this video series was provided by the de Beaumont Foundation.

 

Webinars

Maximizing Partnerships to Expand Care Coordination - Vermont's Hub and Spoke Model

This webinar highlighted the Hub and Spoke model in Vermont and the role public health has played to increase access to prescription drug treatment. Specifically, presenters identified ways in which public health can support data, quality, and care coordination models like the Hub and Spoke, and discussed how this model maximized Medicaid reimbursement, as well as Medicare and private payers. Click the image to view.

 

Leveraging Managed Care to Support Community Health Workers and Promote Population Health

This webinar described the importance of building an effective partnership with Medicaid to achieve population health goals, discussed how states can use Managed Care Organization (MCO) contracts as a policy and financing lever to support population health goals, and examined one model of how an MCO has successfully financed community health workers. Click the image to view.

 

Medicaid and Public Health 101s

Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers
This resource provides insights into how Medicaid and state public health agencies can partner to explore using community health workers (CHWs) to deliver preventive services. The document focuses exclusively on the State Plan Amendment option for CHWs and outlines key issues that states may need to consider when assessing this option.


 

Health Homes

Health Homes
This resource explores the application and use of the health homes model to deliver person-centered, preventive care. The document highlights opportunities for public health to collaborate with Medicaid when a state designs a health home program and explores key issues in order to inform interagency dialogue about health home programs.


 

Population Health and Managed Care

Population Health and Managed Care
This resource explores how Medicaid and public health can partner to address mutual health priorities by leveraging the tools and mechanisms in Medicaid managed care. This document highlights the aspects of Medicaid managed care that are relevant when considering including an enhanced population health element in managed care.


 

Promoting Value through Medicaid-Public Health Partnership

Promoting Value Through Medicaid-Public Health Partnership
This resource describes what public health is and its role in the healthcare system. The document highlights ways that Medicaid and public health can partner together and the steps that can be taken to deliver better outcomes for patients, payers, and providers and improve population health.



 

Public Health and Population Health 101

Public Health and Population Health 101
This resource discusses public health, population health, and public health’s role in population health management. The document includes definitions of “public health” and “population health,” discusses population health’s value as a conceptual framework for integration across the healthcare system, and highlights successful practical applications and current population health improvement initiatives.

 

Public Health Informatics

Public Health Informatics
This resource provides an overview of the interdisciplinary field of public health informatics. The document discusses how raw data is systematically converted into information through analysis and how that information is turned into knowledge that can be applied to essential public health decisions to prevent illness and protect the health of communities.

Issue Briefs

Unique Agency Features and the Components of Medicaid-Public Health Partnership

Unique Agency Features and the Components of Medicaid-Public Health Partnership
This resource explores inherent differences between Medicaid agencies and state public health departments and examines how each component of agency collaboration can help bridge these differences. This document also aims to build a foundation for interagency dialogue that recognizes common hurdles and can traverse a path through them.

Vignettes

A Time to Be Born

A Time to be Born
This fictional vignette is intended to be used as a training and educational tool. The “scenes” described are meant to place the reader in a moment of decision related to early elective deliveries at a critical juncture in the relationship between Medicaid and public health. The goal is to engage the reader in critical, innovative thinking in how to solve public health problems by engaging Medicaid in that endeavor.

 

Getting to Yes: How Can We Share Health Exchange Data if We Don't Share Trust?

Getting to Yes: How Can We Share Health Exchange Data if We Don't Share Trust?
This fictional vignette is intended to be used as a training and educational tool. The “scenes” described are meant to place the reader in a moment of decision related to health information exchanges at a critical juncture in the relationship between Medicaid and public health. The goal is to engage the reader in critical, innovative thinking in how to solve public health problems by engaging Medicaid in that endeavor.