Prioritizing Physical and Mental Health During National Minority Health Month

Observed annually in April, National Minority Health Month serves as a useful reminder of the need to advance health equity and reduce health and mental health disparities for racial and ethnic minority and other diverse populations. This year’s theme, Be the Source for Better Health, serves as a call to action to ensure that all individuals have access to the supports and resources they need to achieve optimal health and wellness.

How can you better understand and address the physical, mental, and social determinants of health (SDOH) needs of at-risk populations, including Medicaid beneficiaries at greatest risk for adverse outcomes?

  • Request access to PopHealth Analytics in the CRISP DC Health Information Exchange (DC HIE) Portal. This tool allows you to view individual and aggregate demographic, health utilization, chronic disease, SDOH, lab testing, and related data for your panel of patients to help you identify needs and coordinate care.
  • Watch Managing High-Cost, High-Need Individuals from DHCF’s Medicaid Business Transformation DC. This on-demand webinar discusses approaches to improve outcomes for populations with complex needs, including high disease burden, behavioral health comorbidity, functional limitations, and social barriers.
  • Register for the 2024 CMS Health Equity Conference, a free conference hosted in-person and online by CMS on May 29–30. Virtual participation includes the ability to join all keynote, plenary, and breakout sessions of your choosing.