General Implementation Tools

Following are practical tools to help Medicaid agencies, state and local health departments, and other payers and purchasers plan, design, implement, and assess CDC’s 6|18 Initiative prevention activities.

These general tools are complemented by a collection of priority condition specific tools and will be updated regularly as lessons from state and local agencies implementing 6|18 interventions emerge.

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The following resources can help Medicaid and public health officals, as well as managed care organization staff, to implement high-opportunity prevention interventions.

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The following resources can help stakeholders implement high-opportunity prevention interventions.

These general tools are complemented by a collection of priority condition specific tools.

Making the Business Case for CDC's 6|18 Interventions

Delivering Prevention-Oriented Care through Partnerships

Payment and Reimbursement Strategies for Prevention Activities

Engaging Managed Care Organizations

Measuring Implementation Progress

  • Monitoring Progress and Outcomes in CDC’s 6|18 Initiative – Technical assistance brief describes qualitative and quantitative measures and key steps/processes/activities that states can use to assess CDC’s 6|18 Initiative prevention activities.  (Center for Health Care Strategies/ State Health Access Data Assistance Center, June 2018)
  • Measuring the Impact of CDC’s 6|18 Initiative – Webinar describes how state Medicaid and public health agencies can evaluate the impact of 6|18 Initiative prevention interventions. (Center for Health Care Strategies, May 2019)
  • Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health – Tool summarizes key elements of program evaluation for public health agencies seeking to plan effective public health strategies, improve existing programs, and/or demonstrate program results. (CDC, 2017)
  • Statistical Brief on the Health Care Access Module, 2013 and 2014 – Brief provides guidance to researchers seeking to conduct analyses of Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data, which addresses health care access, affordability and use. (CDC, October 2015)

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