CDC’s 6|18 Initiative – Catalyst for Collaboration Infographic
6|18 is a Catalyst for Collaboration between State Medicaid and Public Health
The new 6|18 infographicpdf icon summarizes what the first group of state Medicaid and public health partners had to say about CDC’s 6|18 Initiativepdf icon in exploratory interviews.
“6|18 fostered communication and collaboration so that we each know what each other is doing.” ~ State Medicaid
“No longer do we thing reimbursement is only a Medicaid issue.” ~ State Public Health
“6|18 shares toolkits developed by other states, so we do not have to reinvent the wheel.” ~ State Medicaid
“There are expectations, and 6|18 gives our team a gentle nudge to make sure we’re making progress every month.” ~ State Public Health
“We brought public health into our world.” ~ State Medicaid
One state health department helped medical directors of 17 Medicaid managed care plans better understand the science and public health rationale for smoking cessation.
“We reflected on our practice and recognized opportunities to improve.” ~ State Medicaid
While one state was working to remove co-payment of tobacco cessation medications, they were simultaneously working to remove co-payment of opioid addiction medications and overdose treatment.