The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has pledged to provide a $9 million Medicaid match to launch a new Health Equity Project in five Michigan counties.
The Health Equity Project aims to help these counties reduce health disparities associated with pressing social needs such as housing instability, food insecurity, transportation, health system complexity, and other socioeconomic factors by:
- supporting efforts to connect people from historically disadvantaged populations to needed social services,
- sharing data between relevant health and social service providers to facilitate improved care,
- providing population-based data and informatics to analysts, stakeholders, and policymakers, and
- better engaging with, and reflecting on the views of, community members with lived experience.