Clinical to Community Connections

Clinical to Community Connections Webinars

Pay for Success and Opportunities for Public Health

Jan. 6, 2017

ASTHO, with support from HRSA, hosted a webinar on pay for success financing and related opportunities for public health. The webinar featured Ian Galloway, senior research associate and Oregon state community development field manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Ian researches a variety of community development topics, including crowdfunding, investment tax credits, the social determinants of health, impact investing, and pay for success financing. The webinar provided an overview of the current pay for success landscape and discussed how it can be used to address upstream prevention.

Community Development as a Partner for Health Equity

June 28, 2016

Significant disparities in health outcomes between neighborhoods are the culmination of place-based inequities in physical, social and economic resources that residents utilize to lead productive and healthy lives. As such, collaborations between community development and public health are an opportunity to improve health in low-income neighborhoods. To help facilitate collaboration, this interactive webinar will provide an overview of the community development sector. This call described the multi-billion-dollar community development sector that serves as an action arm for addressing social determinants of health through the development and financing of affordable housing, grocery stores, community centers, health clinics, and services in low- and moderate-income communities.

Applying the Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention

June 15, 2016

Suicide prevention efforts are becoming increasingly interdisciplinary and integrated with public health work. The Surgeon General has reported, “Suicide prevention is not exclusively a mental health issue. It is a health issue that must be addressed at many levels by different groups working together in a coordinate and synergistic way” (National Strategy for Suicide Prevention). Public health leadership can help track trends and target at-risk populations; develop community-based resources; and raise awareness among behavioral health and primary care providers, hospitals, and schools. This call, the third in the 2016 series, highlights initiatives in state suicide prevention plans and grant programs that strengthen nontraditional partnerships and improve local capacity.

Aligning State Innovation Models Plans and Health Assessments to Improve Population Health

May 5, 2016

This call highlighted how states have aligned their State Innovation Models (SIM) Plan for Improving Population Health with other state health assessments to improve population health. In an era of transformative change, aligning these types of initiatives in SIM states has the potential to yield new opportunities for innovative and sustainable strategies for improving population health. States involved in becoming or maintaining accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board could realize added benefits in aligning these efforts as well.  

How State Public Health Can Invest in Healthy Communities to Improve Population Health

March 24, 2016

This call highlights the Federal Reserve Bank’s Healthy Communities Initiative which was designed to create the space in which the community development, economic development, public health, and healthcare industries collaborate to reduce persistent health inequalities and create healthier communities for all. By looking at what creates health from this broader perspective, we can better understand how policies related to transportation, housing, education, public safety, or environmental protection can affect health outcomes.

CDC 6|18 Initiative: Accelerating Evidence Into Action

Jan. 4, 2016

CDC is partnering with purchasers, payers, and providers to accelerate the adoption of evidence-based prevention that will improve health and control costs. This webinar provided a general overview of CDC's 6|18 Initiative and described the policy collaborative CDC launched for states to accelerate the adoption of evidence-based interventions that can improve health and control cost within state Medicaid programs. Rhode Island also presented on their success-to-date in implementing one of the targeted interventions (asthma) as well as their collaboration between Medicaid and public health, and what they hope to accomplish by participating in the policy collaborative.

    Leveraging Innovations in Health Information Technology to Advance Public Health

    June 29, 2015

    This technical assistance call will focus on how states are using data to inform policies, programs, and action. This call will feature Jim Daniels, Public Health Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (HIT) at HHS, who will discuss opportunities for integration between public health and HIT innovation from a national perspective. Joseph Foxhood, Director, Center for Population Health Informatics, Office of Public Health, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, will highlight their state's work leveraging HIT initiatives and collaborating with other state agencies such as Medicaid.

    The call objectives are to:

    1. Highlight examples of public health’s role in leveraging advancements in HIT as part of the SIM initiative or other delivery transformation efforts
    2. discuss challenges and potential HIT solutions and/or opportunities to become involved in this work and what public health can contribute to HIT work in SIM and non-SIM states.

    Value-Based Payments

    June 22, 2015

    A central component of the SIM Initiative includes the creation of a value-based payment structure in each recipient state. Additionally, value-based insurance design (VBID) was recognized in the ACA; section 2713 of the Public Health Service Act called for the use of VBID in connection with preventive health services. As more private and public payers implement value-based payments and VBID, what do public health officials need to know? How will these changes potentially impact public health? And what opportunities might be available to public health?

    The objectives of this technical assistance call were to:

    1. Inform state public health, as well as other stakeholders, about value-based payments and VBID
    2. Discuss how value-based payments and VBID are being used with prevention services
    3. Discuss the impact and potential challenges of value-based payments and VBID from a state public health perspective.

    Laying the Groundwork for Economic & Budgetary Impact Analyses

    March 24, 2015

    This call highlighted the Policy Research, Analysis, and Development Office (PRADO) in the Office of the Associate Director for Policy (OADP) at CDC and how they approach illustrating and estimating the impact of high value preventive interventions. PRADO works to improve population health by supporting the policy network within CDC that develops, translates, and shares evidence showing the health, economic, and budgetary impact of policy interventions. Speakers on this call provided an overview of PRADO's work, how it is relevant to states, and shared information about how they conduct economic and budgetary analyses.

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    Primary Care and Public Health: Linking Public Health and Advanced Primary Care to Improve Outcomes

    Jan. 9, 2015

    This call focused on developing opportunities for partnership between public health and various models of advanced primary care. Dr. Ted Wymyslo, former state health official from Ohio, and currently the Chief Medical Officer at the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers, provided an overview of some of their efforts to improve the quality of care, control costs, enhance the workforce of community health centers, and expand the utilization of Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care. Bonnie LaPlante, the Health Care Home Capacity Building and Certification Supervisor at the Minnesota Department of Health, described their work with clinics and stakeholders across the state to transform primary care and to implement the Health Care Home model.

    Leveraging Health System Transformation to Improve Population Health: Oregon’s Experience

    June 30, 2014

    A number of innovative and exciting payment and delivery reform models have emerged within the transforming health system. This webinar describes Oregon's experience with health system transformation in order to improve population health. Specifically, this webinar focuses on coordinated care organizations (CCOs) and the potential these models may have on addressing the triple aim of improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the costs of healthcare are addressed. Oregon's 2013 full year report on CCOs is also presented and discussed.

    How State Health Agencies Can Use Community Health Assessments to Promote Health Equity

    June 24, 2014

    Completing a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a federal requirement for private, non-profit hospitals. Part of the Affordable Care Act, the CHNA is additional criteria for hospitals to maintain their tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) status. This requirement is an important opportunity to address the factors that have an impact on health disparities and health equity in a community. This webinar features presentations from state health agency leaders and CHNA experts to highlight current programs, policies, and/or mechanisms to promote health equity and eliminate health disparities, with a focus on CHNAs and health reform.

    The Role of Public Health in Healthcare Reform: Lessons Learned from Massachusetts

    June 17, 2014

    A number of lessons can be learned from the implementation of Massachusetts' ground-breaking healthcare reform legislation. This webinar features a presentation and discussion with John Auerbach, former Commissioner of Public Health in Massachusetts, regarding public health's role in the era of healthcare reform. Mr. Auerbach describes five important lessons learned from the Massachusetts experience, including: 1. Getting a seat at the table; 2. Taking a critical look at public health work; 3. Defending traditional public health; 4. Watching for chances to contribute; and, 5. Envisioning a better model.

    Exploring Social Impact Bonds/Pay for Success Models: Innovative Financing Model For State and Territorial Health Agencies

    April 24, 2014

    Social impact bonds are a powerful tool to provide and improve services for disadvantaged populations. Social impact bonds have been used by state health departments for preventive healthcare and other social programs as a way to reduce disparities. This webinar provides an introduction to the pay-for-success model and its previous application in government agencies. In addition, trends in state legislation around social impact bonds are discussed. South Carolina also provides an overview of the programmatic and administrative challenges experiences during the development of the state's first social impact bond program.