The Association for Community Affiliate Plans (ACAP), and its 74 nonprofit health plans, including Commonwealth Care Alliance, called on the federal government to strengthen support for efforts that address social determinants of health for the nation’s poor and underserved. The initiative will rely on robust data collection to support improvement on equity measures, pursuing public policies that improve equity, and listening and learning from the experiences of other plans.
“There are no silver bullets to solve the widespread, systemic disparities that plague America’s health care system, but there are concrete actions that can move the needle. Health equity can progress from an aspiration to a reality, but it requires policymakers to work with health plans and others in new and deliberate ways. The Pathway fuels that process,” says Chris Palmieri, CCA President and CEO and chair of ACAP’s board of directors.