Pennsylvania Among Nine States Chosen to Improve Health Equity in Medicaid

The PA Department of Human Services will join select fellow Medicaid agencies from across the country seeking to address member health-related social needs in a new initiative. The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) announced selection of nine states to join the Medicaid Health-Related Social Needs Implementation Learning Series. This peer learning series will assist the selected states — California, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Wisconsin — in developing, implementing, or refining health-related social need (HRSN) initiatives for Medicaid populations. The focus of the 12-month learning series will be on practical, on-the-ground implementation efforts that promote health equity and are informed by community member perspectives. Lessons learned will be shared broadly with stakeholders across the country.