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Transforming Pediatrics to Support Population Health Policy Brief - Blended and Braided Funding: Sharing Costs Across Multiple Sectors

Pediatric primary care presents a unique and universal opportunity to improve population health, promote health equity, and integrate community services into the routine care of children. Transforming the delivery of pediatric care to support health promotion and prevention requires, among other things, new payment strategies. 

This policy brief, Braided and Blended Funding, reviews the potential and challenges of braiding and blending funding from multiple sources to optimize child well-being. Such cross sector funding recognizes the impact of social determinants of health, such as access to healthy food and safe housing, which is estimated to account for a far greater portion of overall health than clinical health services.

This is the second of two policy briefs in CHDI’s Transforming Pediatrics to Support Population Health series, developed with funding from the Connecticut Health Foundation and the Children's Fund of Connecticut.


Download Policy Brief #2 (Blended and Braided Funding) pdf

View Policy Brief #1 (Everyone Benefits, So All Should Pay) pdf

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The policy brief series builds on recommendations published in," Transforming Pediatrics to Support Population Health: Recommendations for Practice Changes and How to Pay for Them." The recommendations were developed by a study group of providers, payers, foundations, policymakers, and parent advocates convened in 2018 by CHDI and the Connecticut Health Foundation, and facilitated by Health Law & Policy staff at the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Commonwealth Medicine.  

The first policy brief, "Everyone BenefitsSo All Should Pay," discusses the rationale for engaging all payers in pediatric practice transformation and summarizes the challenges and lessons learned from practice transformation efforts around the country.

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