Over the past two years, IPHI, with its partners from the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO), has advocated for connecting community-based chronic disease prevention and management programs to Medicaid enrollees, especially to prevent and manage the impact of obesity and diabetes. In April, 2016, IPHI/IAPO launched an intensive research and development effort to create a Roadmap for the essential elements required for offering evidence-based chronic disease prevention and management programs to Medicaid clients enrolled in managed care organizations (MCO). With the help of working groups and an advisory committee, a Roadmap was drafted and revealed in early October ahead of the Bridging to Preventive Care State Forum on Oct. 7th.
Read the final Bridging to Preventive Care Roadmap.
More than 55 stakeholders, including Medicaid MCOs, community providers, and primary care providers, attended the Oct. 7th forum to provide feedback on the options presented in the Roadmap and develop next steps for building a demonstration project for the initiative. With the commitment of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), IPHI/IAPO will now work with HFS to build the systems needed for MCOs and community-based organizations to participate in a demonstration project. To learn more about the initiative, contact Janna Simon, Program Manager at the Illinois Public Health Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org.