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Nemours Children’s Health System and the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy are pleased to announce the release of a posting on the Health Affairs blog and two joint issue briefs that provide recommendations to accelerate pediatric value-based payment (VBP) and integrated care models that address social drivers and promote health equity. Both briefs, along with an accompanying executive summary, draw from an expert convening made possible with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as well as a two-year Collaborative. Though the recommendations were initially drafted prior to the pandemic, the enormous strain that COVID-19 has placed on families and communities makes the recommendations particularly timely. The disparities that existed at baseline in our health and social service systems for children are intensified as both systems are stretched to their capacity, thereby creating a more urgent need to address the needs of children and families.
“Addressing Social Drivers through Pediatric Value-based Care Models: Emerging Examples and Promising Approaches” offers bright spots that showcase examples of states and communities that are beginning to pursue integrated, value-based pediatric models that address social drivers.
“Addressing Social Drivers through Pediatric Value-based Care Models: Recommendations for Policymakers and Key Stakeholders” builds upon the first brief, highlighting accelerators, barriers, and policy and practice recommendations to promote transformative value-based care for children, including addressing social drivers and promoting health equity.
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