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2023 MIC: Social Determinants of Health

Jan 1 - Dec 31 | San Francisco, CA, USA
Changing the way the Medicaid system addresses health inequities

About this Program

Medicaid Innovation Collaborative (MIC) aims to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals on Medicaid by connecting the ecosystem to tech-enabled innovations.

Tech-enabled interventions are underutilized in Medicaid yet have the potential to be powerful solutions that can improve healthcare access and quality, in addition to addressing social and environmental needs for millions of vulnerable individuals and families throughout the United States. Through cross state collaboration, in-depth discovery, and technical assistance, MIC enables state Medicaid programs, their managed care plans, and other key stakeholders to identify and implement tech-enabled solutions.

MIC is working with three state Medicaid offices and a combined twelve managed care organizations from Iowa, Kentucky, and New York, focused on addressing the health-related social needs of Medicaid beneficiaries.

Addressing health-related social needs in Iowa, Kentucky, and New York requires multiple strategies and approaches if we are to address the variety of challenges faced by Medicaid beneficiaries. In partnership with the three states, we conducted research with Medicaid beneficiaries to inform this process. These insights uncovered that individuals on Medicaid typically have multiple, interrelated social needs, which are risk factors for poor health outcomes. More detail on insights from our research can be found in the report linked on our website or in the Request for Information.

This application has six opportunity areas for organizations to choose from in their response to how their solutions would address health-related social needs. Applicants may select one or multiple of these areas:
1. Food and Nutrition Security
2. Housing Affordability and Quality
3. Transportation Services
4. Economic Stability through Education and Employment
5. Navigation and Coordination of Care, Resources, and Services
6. Infrastructure and Data Tools for Providers, Plans, and States for Social Determinants of Health Management

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