Medicaid and Public Health Partnerships

Medicaid is a valuable partner to public health in their shared quest to protect and maintain the public’s health and well-being. ASTHO supports state/territorial health agencies by providing information and technical assistance to facilitate partnerships with Medicaid.


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Using Medicaid Datasets to Measure Tobacco Use: A Review

This brief explores how states can use Medicaid data to quantify tobacco use within the population, identify related best practices, and make recommendations for scaling.

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Addressing Health-Related Social Needs through 1115 Demonstrations

How states are using 1115 waivers to improve health equity for people on Medicaid.

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Impacting Social Determinants of Health Through Managed Care Contracts

This report features examples of Medicaid managed care contract requirements to advance population health and partner with public health.

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Medicaid and Public Health Partnerships in Virginia: Improving Access to Care for People Living with HIV

Watch this webinar to learn how state public health agencies can align with state Medicaid agencies to collaboratively advance the goals of the National Ending the HIV Initiative.

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Strengthening the Role of Public Health Agency Officials in the Health Safety Net System

This report details the value of public health agencies in informing Medicaid policies and programs and includes profiles of four states: Arkansas, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Oregon.

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Medicaid and Public Health Partnerships in Iowa: Improving Access to Care for People Living with HIV

Sarah Reisetter, chief of compliance and a deputy director at Iowa HHS, and Randy Mayer, chief of the Iowa HHS Bureau of HIV, STI, and Hepatitis, discuss Iowa’s recent efforts to fight against HIV.

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Latest Medicaid Resources

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Examining Health Service Utilization in Medicaid Participants with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Findings from Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming

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Improving Community Access to Care Through Health Disparities Grant

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Leveraging Medicaid to Support Community Health Workers

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Tobacco Use in King County Washington: A Medicaid Data Analysis Report

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COVID-19 Impact on Inpatient Admissions and Chronic Conditions Among Medicaid Enrollees with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Analysis of Louisiana and Pennsylvania

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Increasing Access to Doulas will Ease the Maternal Health Crisis

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Changes to 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for CHI Services

Policy Cheat Sheet

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Cross Sector Collaborations: Addressing Health Inequities in Access to Care Through Public Health and Transportation Partnerships

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