State Approaches to Addressing Population Health Through Accountable Health Models

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 care services directly to individual Medicaid beneficiaries, while others focus only on community-based interventions.