What is CDC’s 6|18 Initiative?
Asthma, tobacco use, diabetes, high blood pressure, inappropriate antibiotic use, and unintended pregnancies are widespread conditions that take a huge toll on health and have high health care costs. Under the 6|18 Initiative, the CDC has identified proven interventions that can prevent or control prevalent, high-burden conditions, potentially resulting in better health outcomes and controlling costs. Research on health care interventions often lacks the necessary information to be practically useful. In response, CDC’s 6|18 Initiative combines rigorous evidence with practical action steps.
States and counties across the country are pursuing new value-based payment models to improve health care quality and stem rising health-related costs. By aligning evidence-based preventive practices with emerging payment and delivery models, CDC’s 6|18 Initiative offers a tangible opportunity for state and local agencies to collaborate on enhancing the coverage, access, utilization, and quality of cost-effective prevention practices.
- CDC’s 6|18 Initiative Fact Sheet – A snapshot of the six high-burden health conditions and 18 interventions that CDC is prioritizing under the 6|18 Initiative. (CDC, September 2017)
- Why Adopt CDC’s 6|18 Prevention Strategies in Medicaid? – The case for Medicaid and public health investment in the CDC’s evidence-based prevention activities. (CHCS, June 2018)
- Overview Presentation for CDC’s 6|18 Initiative – How CDC’s 6|18 Initiative can support Medicaid and public health agencies in achieving their population health goals, including examples of state successes. (CHCS, January 2019)
- CDC’s 6|18 Initiative: A Cross-Sector Approach to Translating Evidence Into Practice – Learn how CDC’s 6|18 Initiative is strengthening partnerships between state health departments and Medicaid agencies to improve health coverage and control costs using evidence-based interventions. (Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, February 2018)
- CDC’s 6|18 Initiative: Accelerating Evidence into Action – Learn about the background and goals of the initiative in this discussion paper. (National Academy of Medicine, February 2016)
- The 3 Buckets of Prevention An overview of CDC’s conceptual population health and prevention framework that references the 6|18 Initiative. (Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, December 2015)
CDC’s 6|18 Initiative can help improve health outcomes and control preventable health care spending
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