Health Equity Strategies from the Accountable Health Communities Model
Through CMS’ Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Model, 28 organizations screened Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries for health-related social needs, including food insecurity, lack of transportation, safety needs, utility needs, and housing instability. By embedding health equity in health-related social needs interventions, organizations can improve the health outcomes of underserved communities through enhanced access to community resources. In this tip sheet, Health Equity Strategies from the Accountable Health Communities Model, Mathematica partnered with HealthBegins to highlight the importance of advancing health equity. The resource includes a framework for addressing health equity at the individual, community, and societal levels and features promising strategies for addressing inequities from participating organizations.