CDC’s 6|18 Initiative in Action

Medicaid programs and public health departments at the state and local level are collaborating on CDC’s 6|18 prevention interventions to achieve better care, better health outcomes, and lower costs.

Learn about state activities and successes under CDC’s 6|18 Initiative through the below profiles and interactive map.

 Implementing CDC’s 6|18 Initiative: State Spotlights

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 

Increasing patient adherence to anti-hypertensive medications and improving access to self-monitoring blood pressure devices to control high blood pressure.



Aligning implementation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program across payers and health systems.


Rhode Island

Making the business case for reimbursement of the Home Asthma Response Program — a home-based asthma education program using community health workers.


New York

Reducing the state’s unintended pregnancy rate by increasing access to and utilization of highly effective contraceptive methods.


South Carolina

Increasing the use of tobacco cessation benefits through comprehensive and consistent tobacco cessation coverage.



Expanding access to tobacco cessation medications and services and increasing communications around provider and consumer benefits.


Medicaid-Public Health Evidence-Based Prevention Activities

Click on individual states to learn about evidence-based prevention interventions and accomplishments that align with 6|18 goals. Does your state/program have updates to share? Send an email to