A number of Affordable Care Act provisions and programs are aimed improving the quality of care, reducing costs, and improving population health. These efforts include the testing and expansion of new models of delivering and paying for care such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and patient centered medical homes. While these efforts are primarily focused on transforming the clinical health care system, they also offer opportunities and have implications for the public health system. What do public health practitioners, particularly in local and state health departments, need to know about these delivery reform efforts?
In this webinar, national experts provide an introduction to key delivery reform concepts and an overview of their connection to public health. Health department leaders then provide examples of how these efforts are moving forward in their states and counties, and how their public health systems are involved and affected.