CDC's 6|18 Initiative - Catalyst for Collaboration Infographic
“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
Access to Resources
“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
Increased Cross-Sector Knowledge
“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.
State Opportunity to Leverage 6|18
“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.
- Page last reviewed: December 19, 2017
- Page last updated: December 19, 2017
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