Discover the Latest Practices in Perinatal and Child Health

New, Comprehensive Report Made Possible by Support from Pritzker Children’s Initiative

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) today released a report highlighting innovative practices in perinatal and child health in Medicaid.  The emerging themes showcase action-oriented strategies for integrating community and workforce resources to address overall health inequities within a prenatal-to-three framework. 

Through profiles of implementation, the report highlights numerous ways to support sustainability and expansion through clinical, research, and policy opportunities identified by national experts, as well as recommendations from the community-based organizations and Medicaid health plans.

With support from the Pritzker Children’s Initiative, IMI conducted a national review of practices and policies to effectively leverage Medicaid to improve prenatal, perinatal, neonatal, and 12-month postpartum outcomes. The project elevates examples of innovation, particularly partnerships between Medicaid health plans and community-based organizations, to inform comprehensive and sustainable models and policies grounded in health equity.

These opportunities provide an agenda for future actions, spanning across stakeholders, including health plans, advocates, and state and federal policy makers, to establish strategic investment priorities centered on pregnant and birthing people, their children, and their families.

Read the full report here.