Employing an emergent strategy, AcademyHealth is working to identify the challenges and barriers in linking the health care payment system to community-wide population health. Building on the lessons learned from this work, AcademyHealth, with the help of the project's Guiding Committee, is supporting activities that can overcome barriers and identify the facilitators that enable community health-focused payment models to thrive.
The project team identified four major element domains that influence the conditions and collaborations associated with how health care purchasers, plans, and providers might support strategies for sustainable funding and financing activities and infrastructure that can bolster non-clinical community-wide population health. These findings are summarized in an infographic and supported by additional reports here.
Community Case Studies
A team at Northeastern University has been conducting four case studies of cross-sector community-level population health improvement efforts focused on addressing social determinants of health.
AcademyHealth and the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement hosted a two-day workshop, “Striving Toward a Culture of Health: How Do Non-Medical Needs Factor into Alternative Payment Models?”, which convened five multi-sector teams, comprised of health care sector and non-health care sector partners, and led by regional health improvement collaboratives.
Collaboration to Support Medicaid Roadmap
AcademyHealth is collaborating with Nemours Children’s Health System to help state Medicaid programs test approaches to financing upstream prevention and addressing social determinants of health.
If you are doing related work, please contact Enrique Martinez-Vidal; we’d like to include you in our efforts!