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Research on health care interventions often lacks the necessary information to be practically useful. Under the 6|18 Initiative, the CDC has identified proven interventions that can prevent or control the following high-burden health conditions — potentially resulting in better health outcomes.

Below you can access an array of resources to guide the implementation of CDC’s 6|18 Initiative evidence-based interventions:

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6|18 State Spotlight | August 2023
Advancing efforts to transform type 2 diabetes care in Illinois by attaining coverage for the National Diabetes Prevention Program’s Lifestyle Change Program.
6|18 State Spotlight | July 2023
Working to increase access to tobacco cessation treatments and promote treatments through a public awareness campaign.
Brief/Report | June 2023
Shares lessons from three states participating in the CDC’s 6|18 Initiative that pursued cross-agency strategies to expand the National Diabetes Prevention Program to prevent and/or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brief/Report | November 2022
Highlights 6|18’s role in strengthening partnerships to increase access to and use of evidence-based tobacco cessation services for Medicaid beneficiaries.
6|18 State Spotlight | November 2022
Facilitating uniform tobacco cessation benefits for Medicaid enrollees and developing comprehensive provider and public awareness campaigns to promote covered benefits and services.
6|18 State Spotlight | November 2022
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.
6|18 State Spotlight | November 2022
Promoting strategies that improve access and adherence to anti-hypertensive medications, as well as a team-based approach to hypertension control.
6|18 State Spotlight | November 2022
Exploring opportunities to streamline and coalesce efforts that support each agency’s existing asthma work.
Technical Assistance Tool | January 2022
Use this evaluation plan template to track and monitor progress and outcomes of 6|18 intervention implementation activities.
Technical Assistance Tool | January 2022
Use this action plan template to outline anticipated 6|18-related work and track progress and milestones over time.
Guide/Toolkit | September 2021
Provides a detailed description of an intervention intended to address health disparities among heart failure patients.
Guide/Toolkit | September 2021
Provides a framework for antibiotic stewardship, which can support payer efforts to improve outpatient antibiotic prescribing.
Fact Sheet | June 2021
Provides updated definitions of health insurance terms related to tobacco cessation.
Guide/Toolkit | June 2021
Describes questions to help determine health plans' abilities to cover tobacco cessation treatment.
Case Study/Profile | June 2021
Describes how two states, Kansas and Missouri, piloted use of the American Lung Association’s Guide to Assessing Tobacco Cessation Coverage in Health Plans and received preliminary results.
Brief/Report | June 2021
Identifies several common approaches that state tobacco control programs may consider when pursuing pharmacotherapy reimbursements in partnership with their Medicaid agencies and quitline service providers.
Brief/Report | December 2020
This brief offers considerations, tips, and best practices to facilitate data sharing to support Medicaid-public health partnerships, and examples of jurisdictions that have set up effective data-sharing arrangements.
Guide/Toolkit | December 2020
Guides Medicaid-public health teams in assessing cross-agency relationships and describe accomplishments to date, evaluating priorities for ongoing work, and sustaining broad Medicaid-public health partnerships.
6|18 State Spotlight | November 2020
Partnering to expand Medicaid coverage of the state's asthma home visiting program.
6|18 State Spotlight | November 2020
Collaborating to improve access and adherence to asthma medications and devices, and expand use of intensive self-management education.

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