State Innovation Models
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Local Health Department Experiences with the State Innovation Model Initiative: Idaho
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is producing a series of reports to educate local health departments (LHDs) about SIM-related activities in their states. As states reframe and redesign their financing and delivery structures, LHDs must ensure that their local perspective is represented. This document highlights the experiences of one LHD in Idaho, Public Health District 2, as it participated in State Health Care Innovation Plan activities during the past year. Access the document here.
CMS State Innovation Models
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) created the State Innovation Models (SIM) initiative for states that are prepared for or committed evaluating new payment and service delivery models.
NACCHO is working with CDC, CMS, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to support state-level stakeholder engagement and outreach across all SIM states; increase the knowledge and participation of local health departments in SIM state and non-SIM state efforts for payment reform; and increase knowledge and awareness of local health department leadership on how SIM activities can involve local health departments.
Health Systems Transformation
The U.S. health system is undergoing critical transformation in both financing and service delivery. This CDC site offers information, resources, and training opportunities related to these changes, with an emphasis on how they affect state, tribal, local, and territorial health agencies.