Advancing Health Equity Briefs Have Been Released

The Center for Health Care Strategies issued two briefs discussing the growing consensus among national healthcare policy experts that aligning delivery system and payment reform efforts with health equity goals offers critical opportunities to reduce disparities in health and health care, particularly among Medicaid populations. The briefs are products of Advancing Health Equitya national initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that is working with states to address disparities through innovative Medicaid payment and contracting models. At the center of the briefs’ proposals are five core components of a strategic plan. Under a previous learning collaborative launched in 2019, key partners and stakeholders, including North Side Christian Health Center in Pennsylvania, helped to design a value-based payment and contracting model that would support and incentivize healthcare delivery transformation to reduce and eliminate disparities in health and healthcare.