Webinars | Aug 5, 2019

SHVS Health Equity Through Managed Care Webinar Series

Bailit Health

On Tuesday, August 27 at 2:30 p.m. ET State Health and Value Strategies will host the third webinar in a series on health equity and Medicaid managed. The third webinar, Evidence-Based Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities, will identify evidence-based interventions that states can use to address disparities in their Medicaid managed care programs. During the webinar, Dr. Marshall Chin, Co-Director of Advancing Health Equity: Leading Care, Payment and Systems Transformation at the University of Chicago, will provide an overview of approaches for reducing disparities, drawing from a review of over 400 disparity intervention studies and from his program’s experience providing technical assistance to health care organizations. The webinar will also provide a roadmap to guide the work of Medicaid managed care programs to reduce disparities in care and elucidate the role of consumers in those interventions.

Evidence-Based Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities
Tuesday, August 27, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. ET
Registration (required) at the following link: https://rwjfevents.webex.com/rwjfevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef29a451eb194ad7b191ddfd18478cd47

 

About the Series

State Health and Value Strategies (SHVS) is convening a series of webinars on health equity through managed care. Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible, which requires removing obstacles to health, such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to housing, safe environments, and health care. This five-part series will assist states interested in addressing disparities in health outcomes among Medicaid managed care beneficiaries as a step towards achieving health equity.

Open to all state Medicaid agencies and state agency partners, the series will explore:

  • Data collection and measurement to identify disparities in health that adversely affect excluded or marginalized groups.
  • Evidence-based approaches to advancing health equity.
  • Strategies for utilizing managed care contracts as a vehicle for improving the health of excluded or marginalized groups.

Register for the remaining webinars in the series via the links below

Webinar #4: Health Equity and Medicaid Managed Care: MCO Contract and Performance Requirements Tuesday, September 24
Webinar #5: Topic to be determined based on participant input during webinars one through fourTuesday, October 22

Webinar #1: Advancing Health Equity in Medicaid Managed Care: An Introduction for States, the first webinar in the series, reviewed the foundational principles of health equity, barriers to its realization and the impact of health disparities.

Webinar #1 Advancing Health Equity in Medicaid Managed Care: An Introduction for States slides

Webinar #1 Advancing Health Equity in Medicaid Managed Care: An Introduction for States recording

Webinar #2: Health Equity and Medicaid Managed Care: Data Collection and Measurement, the second webinar in the series, explored how states can use data collection and measurement to support their efforts to advance health equity in Medicaid managed care.

Webinar#2: Health Equity and Medicaid Managed Care: Data Collection and Measurement slides

Webinar#2: Health Equity and Medicaid Managed Care: Data Collection and Measurement recording

State Health and Value Strategies has also published an issue brief that provides examples from a handful of states that have begun the work of identifying, evaluating, and reducing health disparities within their Medicaid managed care programs. The brief, How States Can Use Measurement as a Foundation for Tackling Health Disparities in Medicaid Managed Care, offers an approach for other states interested in measuring disparities in health care quality as a step towards achieving health equity, such that all Medicaid managed care enrollees have a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.