This brief offers strategies for PCAs and BHSAs to engage state legislators by navigating political dynamics, building champions, and engaging consumers. The insights are drawn from discussions that took place during a session on legislative engagement at the Delta Center Convening held in New Mexico.
This toolkit from Bailit Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health & Value Strategies program details approaches states are taking through their Medicaid managed care (MMC) programs to address health-related social needs. Featuring profiles from 16 states, the toolkit is intended to be used by states to develop managed care procurements or update and operationalize key contract provisions.
The Community Health Care Association of New York State and New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare leveraged their existing relationship developed under the Delta Center grant to create a unified voice to influence the state's telehealth policy.
Richard Edley, President and CEO of Pennsylvania’s Behavioral Health State Association RCPA, shares his insights into why value-based purchasing is so important, prior success within Pennsylvania, and concerns for the behavioral heath provider community moving forward.
In this Phase 1 evaluation report, we describe the progress that state associations have made towards advancing VBP/C in the safety net, some of the effects of COVID-19 on Delta Center state association plans and activities, state association staff perspectives on the Delta Center, and recommendations for Phase 2 of the Delta Center.
The Choosing Health Equity toolkit offers recommendations and resources for advocates, researchers and other stakeholders to promote health equity. The tool includes stakeholder-specific guides and a resource directory to inform decision-making processes throughout the cycle of health care research, policy development and practice.
This brief describes describes four key outcomes of the first phase of the Delta Center, which funded 12 state teams for its first cohort of the State Learning & Action Collaborative. Relationships built through the Delta Center helped support the safety net’s initial response to COVID-19 and will continue to contribute to greater alignment between primary care and behavioral health in future policy and practice changes.