Addressing Cardiovascular Health through Value-Based Payment Models

Addressing Cardiovascular Health through Value-Based Payment Models

With heart disease still the leading cause of death in the District of Columbia, February’s American Heart Month and Black History Month are timely reminders of the need to improve cardiovascular health and related disparities in risk factors, treatment, and outcomes....
At-A-Glance Project Summary for Year 3

At-A-Glance Project Summary for Year 3

Period Covered: August 14, 2022 – August 13, 2023 Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities No-cost training and technical assistance for whole-person care Integrated whole-person care improves quality and outcomes and increases provider and beneficiary satisfaction....
Integrating Social Services With Primary & Behavioral Health Care

Integrating Social Services With Primary & Behavioral Health Care

Research underscores the positive impact of integrated primary care and behavioral health delivered by interprofessional teams of medical and mental health professionals. Studies also suggest that integrating health and human services to address health-related social...
Mayor’s Healthcare Workforce Task Force Recommendations

Mayor’s Healthcare Workforce Task Force Recommendations

In September, Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Health released the Report and Recommendations of the Mayor’s Healthcare Workforce Task Force. Mayor Bowser established the task force in May 2022 to provide detailed recommendations on how the District could rebuild,...
DC Takes New Actions to Address Opioid Crisis

DC Takes New Actions to Address Opioid Crisis

The District advanced several new tools and strategies in recent months to address the city’s opioid epidemic, starting with the inaugural meeting of the District’s Opioid Abatement Advisory Commission on October 25. The commission is charged with formulating...
DHCF Releases Survey on 1115 Waiver Renewal

DHCF Releases Survey on 1115 Waiver Renewal

On November 3, the Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) posted a Medicaid Director Letter (MDL #23-03) releasing a survey to solicit stakeholder responses on the direction and goals of the 1115 waiver renewal application that will be submitted to the Centers for...
Nov. 18 is Suicide Survivors Awareness Day

Nov. 18 is Suicide Survivors Awareness Day

On November 18, we observe International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, a congressionally designated occasion for those who have lost someone to suicide to connect and find solace in shared experiences. In 2022, the United States lost an estimated 49,449 lives to...
October is National Depression/Mental Health Screening Month

October is National Depression/Mental Health Screening Month

View The Integrated Care DC Resource About Integrating Screening in General Medical Settings Did you know that approximately 1 in 5 adults (19.8%) in the District report having been told by a health professional that they had a depressive disorder (2020 Behavioral...
Todos Somos, Somos Uno: We Are All, We Are One!

Todos Somos, Somos Uno: We Are All, We Are One!

Read Mayor Bowser’s Statement on National Hispanic Heritage Month The District of Columbia observes Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15 as a time to celebrate our diverse Hispanic and Latino communities, which represent 11.7% of the District’s...