Collaboration

The work of the Institute for Medicaid innovation is informed, guided, and supported by an exceptional group of national experts representing academic and non-academic research institutions, advocacy and community organizations, clinician groups, Medicaid managed care organizations, state and federal policymakers, and, most importantly, Medicaid beneficiaries and their families. These collaborative relationships support our mission to improve the lives of Medicaid enrollees through the development, implementation, and diffusion of innovative and evidence-based models of care that promote quality, value, equity and the engagement of patients, families, and communities.

We would like to thank the following organizations for participating in the CHildhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment (CHOPT) project, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Heart Association
  • Association of Community Affiliated Plans
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Medicaid Health Plans of America
  • Milken Institute School of Public Health
  • National Institute for Children's Health Quality
  • Nemours
  • Trust for America’s Health
  • University of Chicago

We would also like to extend our thanks to our colleagues at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Here's a look at the National Convening Meeting held in Washington, D.C. to discuss childhood obesity prevention and treatment efforts led by Medicaid managed care organizations (MMCOs).