Using Evidence to Improve Population Health

An endowed operating foundation that works to improve the health of populations by connecting leaders and decision makers with the best available evidence and experience

What’s New

  • Update on CPC+ and the Multi-State Collaborative

    Feb 27, 2017

    2017 began with the launch of Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)—the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations’ multi-payer primary care transformation project and second largest provider payment reform project—in 14 regions around the country, with nearly 3,000 clinical practices, 54 public and private insurers, and Medicare engaged.  A flurry of activity followed. Participants … Read more

Blog: The View from Here

  • Trending Now: Learning from Medicaid Spending

    Feb 27, 2017 | Christopher F. Koller, President

    From 1997 to 2005, I ran Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island (NHPRI), the state’s largest Medicaid managed care organization. We worked hard to help coordinate high-value health care and we thought we did pretty well. Recently compiled Medicaid spending data, however, points out that success for states may not mean success for the federal government, and might explain why the state-federal … Read more

  • Health and Taxes and the Values at Stake in the ACA Debate

    John E. McDonough

    Many people value both health care and lower taxes, with no sense of contradiction. But health care versus taxes is a key conflict in the Affordable Care Act and critical to understanding value differences between Democrats and Republicans regarding the right to medical care. Read more

  • Featured Article

    Beyond Health Insurance: Remaining Disparities in US Health Care in the Post-ACA Era

    Benjamin D. Sommers, Caitlin L. McMurtry, Robert J. Blendon, John M. Benson, Justin M. Sayde

    While the Affordable Care Act reduced the number of uninsured Americans to historic lows and has particularly benefited lower-income families and minorities, insurance expansion on its own was not enough to bring about health care equity. Researchers found that lack of health insurance only explains a small to moderate portion of the disparities in health care access, affordability, and quality. Read more

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