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Individual and Family Engagement in the Medicaid Population: Emerging Best Practices and Recommendations


Individual and Family Engagement in the Medicaid Population: Emerging Best Practices and Recommendations

Individual and Family Engagement in the Medicaid Population: Emerging Best Practices and Recommendations (2014), is an issue brief sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's State Quality and Value Strategies program. Authored by IPFCC's Mary M. Minniti, Marie R. Abraham, and Beverley H. Johnson, the brief outlines best practices and suggests recommendations and strategies to support enhanced individual and family engagement efforts by Medicaid agencies, their staff, and organizations serving these populations.

The report makes "practical, action-oriented recommendations...within four broad categories..." including:

  • Advance Individual and Family Engagement Best Practices as a Strategic Priority Within the Medicaid Agency;
  • Expand Opportunities for Individuals and Families to Engage with Medicaid Staff and Managed Care Entities to Influence Policies, Programs, and Practices;
  • Support Direct Care Service Providers in Acquiring the Knowledge and Skills to Develop Effective Partnerships with Individuals and Families; and
  • Encourage and Support Individuals and Families in Engaging More Fully in Their Health and with Their Health Care Team.

Read the report to learn more.

IPFCC's website now includes a new Special Topics section: Engagement Strategies for the Medicaid Population. In addition to linking to the new Medicaid Engagement Report, this new section includes additional material generated by that collaborative project, including a summary of the methodology, an annotated bibliography, recommendations resulting from interviews, and other resources.


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