Resources for Public Health

Following are practical tools to help public health departments 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.

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

Delivering Prevention-Oriented Care through Partnerships

  • Sample Agenda for State Medicaid and Public Health Training – This sample agenda for a Medicaid and Public Health Capacity-Building Training includes various components of partnership development and can be customized by states to support capacity building training activities. (Center for Health Care Strategies, August 2019)
  • Partnership: What Goes into Building a 6|18 Initiative Team – This infographic from ASTHO details the key components in building a team for state and territorial health departments considering to participate or newly participating in CDC’s 6|18 Initiative. This podcast also details the importance of Medicaid and public health partnerships in addressing chronic disease and population health. (Association of State and Territorial Officials, August 2019)
  • Understanding Medicaid’s Role in CDC’s 6|18 Initiative: Primer and FAQ – This primer and FAQ document describe the core roles of Medicaid staff when partnering with their public health counterparts to implement evidence-based prevention interventions under CDC’s 6|18 Initiative. (Center for Health Care Strategies, June 2019)

  • Understanding Public Health’s Role in CDC’s 6|18 Initiative: Primer and FAQ – This primer and FAQ document describe the core roles of state/territorial public health agencies when partnering with their Medicaid counterparts to implement evidence-based prevention interventions under CDC’s 6|18 Initiative. (Center for Health Care Strategies, June 2019)

  • Partnering to Catalyze Comprehensive Community Wellness:  An Actionable Framework for Health Care and Public Health Collaboration – This report provides a framework to help facilitate collaborative working relationships between the public health and health care sectors. It outlines essential elements of collaboration and presents key strategies for effective partnerships. (Public Health Leadership Forum, June 2018)
  • Catalyst for Collaboration – Infographic shares themes from state Medicaid and public health officials’ partnerships in CDC’s 6|18 Initiative. (CDC, 2017)
  • Resources on Maximizing Public Health Partnerships with Medicaid to Improve Health – Website includes materials, case studies, and a learning series to help promote collaborative opportunities between Medicaid and public health agencies designed to achieve the Triple Aim of better care, reducing costs and improving population health outcomes. (Association of State And Territorial Health Officials)
  • Using Collaborative Practice Agreements to Support Medicaid Prevention Interventions: Models and Resources to Engage Pharmacists – Technical assistance brief provides background information on Collaborative Practice Agreements (CPAs), CPA laws, state protocols, and related resources for 6|18 teams seeking to engage pharmacists to help increase access and reduce barriers to evidence-based interventions. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, June 2018)
  • Community Health Worker Certification and Financing – Brief provides an overview of options for community health worker (CHW) certification and financing and offers recommendations for state and territorial health agencies looking to collaborate with stakeholders to promote health system transformation and health workforce innovation involving CHWs. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2017)
  • Community Health Worker Successes and Opportunities for States – Brief provides an overview of how state public health departments can utilize CHWs to improve community health outcomes and generate cost-savings. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2017)
  • Managing Community Health Worker Contracts – Article describes contract design considerations for organizations developing a CHW workforce. (Public Health Post, August 2017)
  • Telehealth Resource Guide – Guide for state and territorial health officials includes background information on telehealth and its different modalities, an overview of telehealth legislation and regulation at the federal and state levels, and considerations for developing a telehealth pilot. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, September 2017)

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, September 2017)
  • 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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