Maximizing Public Health Partnerships with Medicaid to Improve Population Health

Grantee: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

With funding and support from the de Beaumont Foundation, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) created an initiative to increase collaboration between Medicaid and state health agencies to improve population health while lowering Medicaid costs. With the Foundation’s support, an Experts’ Medicaid-Public Health Group was created to identify successful examples of collaboration, develop best practices, and create learning modules to implement partnerships. The group applied lessons from in-depth case studies of successful collaborations, such as partnerships between Medicaid and the public health sector to improve perinatal care while reducing overall spending in the area. The initiative resulted in educational tools and a database of best practices and procedures to build partnerships, improve health, and reduce Medicaid costs. View the resources.