Disparities & Equity

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI), the University of Chicago’s Finding Answers (FA) team, and the Center for Healthcare Strategies (CHCS) have partnered to launch an exciting new three-year initiative, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "Advancing Equity Through Aligning Medicaid Managed Care Plans, Providers, and States."

Beginning in 2019, the project consists of four key components, including:

1) a National Advisory and Policy Development Committee that will direct the work of the entire project and that includes a policy focused subcommittee tasked with developing specific policy and practice recommendations;

2) a Learning Collaborative of up to nine teams comprised of a Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MMCO), the State Medicaid program in at least one market in which the MMCO operates, and one or more healthcare provider organizations or systems contracted by the plan within that market;

3) a State Medicaid Engagement and Technical Assistance Program, and

4) rapid identification and dissemination of key findings. In consultation with members of IMI’s Data & Research (D & R) and Dissemination & Implementation (D & I) Committees, the 3-year initiative will provide an opportunity for MMCOs to be engaged in the national efforts of the project.

For more information about opportunities to be engaged in this exciting work, please contact Dr. Jennifer Moore at JMoore@MedicaidInnovation.org.


Support for this project is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.