Understanding Public Health’s Role in CDC’s 6|18 Initiative: Primer and FAQ
Source: Center for Health Care Strategies
June 2019 | Technical Assistance Tool
Across the country, health care stakeholders — including Medicaid and public health representatives — are seeking to change how they work by forging new partnerships and breaking down silos to enhance care, improve health outcomes, and control health care costs.
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. It is intended to help Medicaid and public health staff who are interested in partnering to improve preventive care services by identifying the activities that Medicaid officials are best suited to lead. Medicaid and public health partners can refer to these documents when establishing roles and responsibilities for collaborative preventive efforts.