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.

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Maryland

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

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Rhode Island

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

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New York

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

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South Carolina

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

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Colorado

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

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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 618@chcs.org