Advancing Health Equity: Leading Care, Payment, and Systems Transformation (AHE), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is seeking applicants for the next cohort of the learning collaborative, which will include five teams comprised of Medicaid agencies, managed care organizations, and health care provider organizations or systems. The learning collaborative will help teams develop shared equity priorities, uncover the drivers of disparities in their member populations, and create payment models to support equity-focused care transformation.
There is growing consensus among health care policy experts that aligning payment and quality improvement activities offers critical opportunities to improve health equity. AHE recently released a Call for Applications to help multi-sector state teams advance their collective health equity goals. The initiative, led by the University of Chicago in partnership with the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) and the Institute for Medicaid Innovation, helps multi-organizational teams reduce and eliminate disparities in health and health care through a variety of approaches, including innovative Medicaid payment and contracting models.
Applications are due September 23, 2022.