Emerging Topics

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation is actively engaged in research and quality improvement initiatives that partner with key stakeholders including clinicians, researchers, community advocates, state and federal government, and Medicaid managed care organizations.

To help guide the types of projects that the Institute leads, we have identified the following project priorities:

  • Improve access to quality, equitable care that positively impacts health outcomes;
  • Promote person-centered, family, and community integrated care;
  • Address social determinants of health to increase access and engagement;
  • Reduce disparities in access and quality of care;
  • Increase the utilization of value-based care;
  • Accelerate dissemination of innovative initiatives and evidence-based practices;
  • Inform policy decisions at the local, state, and federal level;
  • Facilitate collaboration and partnerships;
  • Identify areas for improvement and develop innovative solutions.

We are currently leading the following funded projects:

NEW!  Health Care Delivery and Access to Women’s Health in Medicaid

NEW!  Matneral Mental Health & Medicaid Managed Care:  Innovation in California and Nationwide
Supported by California Health Care Foundation


The following funded projects have been completed:

CHOPT for Medicaid Phase II: CHildhood Obesity Prevention & Treatment 
CHOPT for Medicaid Tools
Supported by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Gender Disparities: Trends in National Quality Strategy Priorities & Access Measures by Health Condition
In partnership with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Medicaid Managed Care and Reproductive Health Care Services for Women
Supported by Kaiser Family Foundation

CHOPT for Medicaid: CHildhood Obesity Prevention & Treatment
Supported by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Preventing Preterm Birth: Access to Progesterone in Medicaid Managed Care
Preventing Preterm Birth: Access to Progesterone in Medicaid Managed Care Decision Aid
Supported by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and in partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal Child Health Bureau