6|18 State Spotlights
Medicaid programs and public health departments in states and territories across the country are collaborating on CDC’s 6|18 prevention interventions to achieve better care, better health outcomes, and lower costs.
Learn about activities and successes under CDC’s 6|18 Initiative through the below spotlight profiles.
Solidify cross-agency collaboration, and exploring opportunities to streamline and coalesce efforts that support each agency’s existing asthma work.
Promoting strategies that improve access and adherence to anti-hypertensive medications, as well as a team-based approach to hypertension control.
Streamlining and increasing coverage of tobacco treatment and services, promoting use of covered treatment benefits, and addressing health disparities by improving access to tobacco treatment for people with behavioral health conditions.
Facilitating uniform tobacco cessation benefits for Medicaid enrollees and developing comprehensive provider and public awareness campaigns to promote covered benefits and services.
Collaborating to improve access and adherence to asthma medications and devices, and expand use of intensive self-management education.
Features Utah's Medicaid and public health partnership and its efforts to expand Medicaid coverage of the state's asthma home visiting program.
Highlighting Minnesota's efforts in improving access to Medicaid tobacco cessation benefits.
Working together to promote the judicious use of antibiotics in outpatient settings with the goal of reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.
Increasing patient adherence to anti-hypertensive medications and improving access to self-monitoring blood pressure devices to control high blood pressure.
Maryland: Aligning Implementation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program Across Payers and Health Systems
Aligning implementation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program across payers and health systems.
Making the business case for reimbursement of the Home Asthma Response Program — a home-based asthma education program using community health workers.
Expanding access to tobacco cessation medications and services and increasing communications around provider and consumer benefits.
Reducing the state’s unintended pregnancy rate by increasing access to and utilization of highly effective contraceptive methods.
Increasing the use of tobacco cessation benefits through comprehensive and consistent tobacco cessation coverage.