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What Are ACO’s and How Can They Meaningfully Address the Social Determinants of Health?

September 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - September 27, 2018 @ 3:30 am

This is a previous offering, to view the recorded webinar, please click here

Presented by the Community Health Training Institute

Maddie crTopics: Overview of the history of ACO’s, the role they play in Massachusetts healthcare, and how they address SDoH

Accountable Care Organizations (ACO’s) have become increasingly prevalent in state Medicaid programs as a way to improve health care quality, control high costs, and address the social determinants of health as we have seen in Massachusetts. The trainers will go over the history of health reform in Massachusetts, what an ACO is, and the role they play in addressing the social determinants of health. Using Massachusetts as the primary case study, participants will be able to understand how ACO’s are facilitating the coordination of care for vulnerable populations through a public health and prevention lens. The trainers will dive more deeply into topics like MassHealth, social service integration, and exactly how ACO’s are addressing SDoH in our state.

Audience: Coalition leaders and members, teams, and partners working towards community health. 

Trainer:  Maddie Ribble, Massachusetts Public Health Association

Participants attending this online training will be able to:

  1. Define what an Accountable Care Organization is.
  2. Identify ways in which ACO’s address social determinants of health in Massachusetts.
  3. Name strategies for aligning community prevention work with the larger healthcare system in MA.

This online training addresses the following MA DPH Coalition Guidelines: 

  1. Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity
  2. Consistency with MA DPH’s goals and priorities


September 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
September 27, 2018 @ 3:30 am