Technical Assistance Opportunity: Medicaid and Public Health Collaboration to Advance the CDC’s 6|18 Initiative

CDC’s 6|18 Initiative offers a unique opportunity for Medicaid and public health officials to collaborate on prevention interventions that improve health and controlled costs. It focuses on high-burden health conditions (e.g., tobacco use, asthma, high blood pressure, inappropriate antibiotic use, and unintended pregnancy) that affect large numbers of people, are associated with high costs, and can be prevented or controlled.

With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Center for Health Care Strategies and the Association for State and Territorial Health Officials are inviting Medicaid agencies and public health departments to apply to receive technical assistance to implement interventions under CDC’s 6|18 Initiative. This technical assistance opportunity builds on three successful years of engagement with 34 states, local jurisdictions, and territories across the United States.

How to Apply

Applications are due November 4, 2019. States/territories will be notified of selection on November 22, 2019.

Related Webinar

Catalyzing Medicaid-Public Health Collaboration to Achieve Mutual Prevention Goals: Lessons from CDC’s 6|18 Initiative

This webinar, made by possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, described the CDC’s 6|18 Initiative and featured Medicaid-public health teams in Kentucky and New Hampshire who discussed their collaborative efforts and successes under the initiative to improve diabetes care and reduce tobacco use. The webinar also described a new technical assistance opportunity for Medicaid-public health teams through the 6|18 Initiative.  View the video archive »

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