Prevention Institute. (2013, February). Opportunities for advancing community prevention in the State Innovation Models initiative [Memo]. Oakland, CA: Author.

Year: 2014


This memo argues that State Innovation Models (SIM) represent an opportunity for states to refocus their healthcare systems in ways that reduce costs and improve outcomes, with a focus on prevention at the population level. To do so, the following are needed: data collection tools; expanded workforce capacity, including the training and incorporation of “navigators” and additional training for traditional clinical providers; and funding obstacles need to be overcome (Wellness Trusts are suggested).

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