The Medicaid Incentives for the Prevention of Chronic Diseases (MIPCD) initiative is designed to test the effectiveness of incentives provided directly to Medicaid beneficiaries participating in prevention programs to promote healthy behaviors and reduce the risk of complications. The ten grantees focus on the following areas: tobacco cessation, weight management, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, and diabetes prevention and management. CMCD is working with Econometrica, Inc. to provide technical assistance to the grantees. Technical assistance requests often focus on strategies for engaging diverse populations, recruitment and retention of study participants and health care providers, and strategies for evaluating the impact of smoking cessation programs. CMCD technical consultants also deliver webinars to grantees and have developed a learning collaborative facilitating cross-site collaboration. Webinars focus on a range of topics such as storytelling (disseminating success stories), sustainability strategies for collaborative work, physician engagement, and participant recruitment and retention.
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