AcademyHealth Senior Scholar in Residence and Adolescents and Children Together for Health (ACT for Health) Board Member, Denise Dougherty, Ph.D., shares current and ongoing work aimed at enhancing adolescent wellbeing.
Manufacturing Companies are Investing in Community Health, but Collaboration with Local Public Health Leaders Could Maximize Their Impact
Large manufacturing companies, which are often based in communities with relatively high rates of poor health behaviors and health outcomes, are well positioned to impact the health of those communities.
Innovative Medicaid Payment Strategies for Upstream Prevention and Population Health: An Executive Summary
AcademyHealth collaborated with Nemours Children’s Health System to help state Medicaid programs test approaches to financing upstream prevention and addressing social determinants of health. This brief highlights lessons learned and synthesizes important takeaways from that work.
Highlighting work in Maryland, this brief outlines how a state Medicaid agency can maximize existing authority to delivery nutritional counseling in Head Start settings in an effort to prevent obesity.
Medicaid cannot address and invest in social determinants on its own. This brief highlights Head Start as a natural partner offering significant opportunity for alignment of care coordination and service delivery with Medicaid.
This brief explores the unique role community health workers can play in addressing the social needs that have tremendous impact on the burden of chronic disease.
Comprehensive systems that connect patients with both the health and social service sectors are an essential element to to addressing the social determinants of health. Based on work in Oregon, AcademyHealth and Nemours developed a checklist of the functions and features of a successful comprehensive system.
AcademyHealth and Nemours work in Oregon highlighted that the 2016 Medicaid Managed Care Rules enable Medicaid to fund and pay for a wide range of upstream interventions via managed care.
Working with the Washington Health Care Authority, AcademyHealth and Nemours examined the evidence base supporting upstream prevention investments from a business perspective.
Finalist projects for the inaugural Milbank Memorial Fund and AcademyHealth State and Local Innovation Award leverage data to improve health and outcomes in their communities.