Defeat Malnutrition Today 2018 Policy Agenda

February 9, 2018

Defeat Malnutrition Today is a coalition of over 65 organizations and stakeholders working to defeat older adult malnutrition. Their goals are to: achieve the recognition of malnutrition as a key indicator and vital sign of older adult health risk work to achieve a greater focus on malnutrition screening and intervention through regulatory and/or legislative change… Read more »

State Approaches to Addressing Population Health Through Accountable Health Models

January 23, 2018

To improve population health and health equity, states are working across Medicaid, public health, and other agencies to develop accountable health structures. State accountable health models — both currently operating and those in development — fall along a continuum. All of them promote healthy communities through community partnerships, but some contract with Medicaid agencies to provide health… Read more »

Using Community Partnerships to Integrate Health and Social Services for High-Need, High-Cost Patients

January 20, 2018

In order to better address health-related social needs, communities across the country have been experimenting with programs to connect health care providers with community-based organizations (CBOs) that address social needs, such as housing, food insecurity, and assistance with utilities and transportation. This brief from the Commonwealth Fund surveys the landscape of these programs, highlights common… Read more »