Thursday, March 26, 2015

NASHP hosts health equity webinar

Health disparities persist in the United States with disadvantaged groups disproportionately bearing the burden of poor health outcomes and shortened lifespans. Policymakers at the federal and state levels are working to develop strategies to address these disparities and promote health equity across geographic, racial/ethnic, and socioeconomic divisions. This webinar will discuss how state and federal policymakers can strengthen their efforts to achieve health equity by coordinating with one another to align payment models, create new partnerships, and build infrastructure and data systems to reduce health disparities.

Rebekah Gee and Chip Allen will describe several initiatives supporting health equity and the federal programs they are leveraging to support efforts in Louisiana and Ohio. Cara James, from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), will then describe federal resources available to help states advance health equity and identify opportunities for better alignment of federal and state activities.

This webinar is supported by The Commonwealth Fund.






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