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February 20, 2020 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Medicaid and Social Needs (February 2020)

Many state Medicaid agencies and managed care organizations (MCO) are seeking to improve health outcomes and reduce per person health care spending through interventions that address social needs faced by enrollees. In implementing these interventions, states and MCOs are recognizing that many factors beyond medical care contribute to health outcomes, including social circumstances and environment. How are KanCare MCOs addressing social needs? What is being done in other states? What challenges do Medicaid programs face when implementing interventions? Find the answers to these questions and more in our latest brief.

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February 12, 2020 | POLICY & RESEARCH

HI-C: Health Impact Checklist (February 2020)

KHI has developed the Health Impact Checklist, a new toolkit that community stakeholders — such as local health departments, hospitals, planners, engineers, community members and community-based organizations — can use to help decision makers understand the potential positive and negative impacts of policies on the health of communities. Check out the toolkit and examples of how it could be used for city, county and state policies.

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