Under this grant, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) will prepare and facilitate a day-long meeting on improving population health. Held prior to NASHP's 25th Annual State Health Policy Conference, the pre-conference will examine and share opportunities to use various state agencies' policy levers and foster public/private partnerships as a way to improve population-health outcomes within systemic efforts to reform the health and health care system; the meeting will build on the work of the Institute of Medicine's series of reports, For the Public's Health, and concepts within Transforming Public Health: Emerging Concepts for Decision-Making in a Changing Public Health World. Discussion topics will include: (1) How are states developing partnerships among both public- and private-sector entities (e.g., Medicaid agencies, hospitals, data consortia) to carry out functions of common responsibility, such as community health assessments and public reporting; (2) how are states developing integrated approaches to core public health functions; (3) what are the appropriate roles for key public and private agencies, including Medicaid and public health; and (4) what levers do states have to accomplish these goals? Approximately 100 senior-level state health policymakers from across the United States will attend the pre-conference. NASHP will provide a summary report of the meeting to the Foundation within 30 days of the event that will include: (1) a summary of the content presented by pre-conference speakers; (2) a list of attendees, including role/position and state; and (3) evaluations by attendees and planning committee members of the pre-conference and its usefulness for state decision-making.
Amount Awarded $53,413.00
Awarded on: 9/4/2012
Time frame: 9/1/2012 - 11/30/2012
Grant Number: 70309