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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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Technical Assistance Tool | January 2022
Use this action plan template to outline anticipated 6|18-related work and track progress and milestones over time.
Technical Assistance Tool | January 2022
Use this evaluation plan template to track and monitor progress and outcomes of 6|18 intervention implementation activities.
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.
Case Study/Profile | November 2020
This spotlight features Utah's Medicaid and public health partnership and its efforts to expand Medicaid coverage of the state's asthma home visiting program.
Case Study/Profile | November 2020
This spotlight outlines Michigan's efforts in improving access and adherence to asthma medications and devices as well as promote the use of evidence-based interventions to improve access to important asthma devices and services, such as home-based care and education.
Technical Assistance Tool | October 2020
This technical assistance tool provides a list of strategies for state Medicaid and public health partners to consider when implementing one or more of the CDC’s 6|18 interventions focused on reducing tobacco use. These strategies are based on examples from state Medicaid and public health teams receiving 6|18 Initiative technical assistance.
Case Study/Profile | October 2020
This spotlight outlines how Minnesota leveraged the 6|18 Initiative to ensure uniform implementation of expanded tobacco cessation benefits required by a 2015 state law that aligned tobacco cessation medication and counseling coverage with Affordable Care Act requirements.
Case Study/Profile | July 2020
Highlights how Nebraska’s Medicaid and public health agencies worked together to promote the judicious use of antibiotics in outpatient settings with the goal of reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.
Technical Assistance Tool | July 2020
Describes metrics that state Medicaid and public health agency partners can use to evaluate and target opportunities to improve antibiotic prescribing practices.
Fact Sheet | June 2020
Highlights important SMBP codes.
Fact Sheet | May 2020
Provides key details about Medicaid and public health agencies’ core roles in the context of partnering for preventive health initiatives.
Guide/Toolkit | May 2020
Shares process improvement resources and tools that outpatient clinical settings can implement as they seek optimal hypertension control.
Brief/Report | May 2020
Describes mandatory and optional medical benefits offered by state Medicaid programs, with a focus on benefits related to preventive care.

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