- The US health system is going throughunprecedented changes that emphasize better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.
- States are increasingly interested infinding strategies that improve health and reduce healthcare spending.
- CDC’s State Strategies to Improve Health and Control Cost identifies proven interventions for reducing tobacco use,asthma, and tooth decay that can improve health and lower costs within 5 years.
Health System Transformation
The American healthcare system is in the midst of unprecedented change. The U.S. health care and public health systems are both now positioned to place greater emphasis on better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.
Key elements emerging in this transformation include new structures for integrating and coordinating services, a renewed focus on patient engagement and patient-centered care, and new payment models based on the value of population-based health outcomes rather than the volume of services delivered. This period of change is creating important opportunities to establish effective, more sustainable models to improve population health.
To support this change, the CDC Office of the Associate Director for Policy has developed several resources and tools to help further catalyze health system transformation.
- CDC Health Policy Series
- Community Health Improvement Navigator
- State Strategies to Improve Health and Control Cost
- Prevention for Better Health
Additional Resources (Insurance-related):
- Universal Health Insurance Access Efforts in MA: A Literature Review
- Universal Health Insurance Access Efforts in MA: Comprehensive Report of Qualitative Findings
- Universal Health Insurance Access Efforts in MA: A Case Study – Lessons Learned for Public Health Systems across the U.S
- CDC Health Insurance Marketplace Site