Connecticut

Innovations

State Plan Offers Employees Incentives To Access Needed Services and Health Enhancement Activities, Leading to High Participation, More Appropriate Utilization, and Slower Cost Growth 05/20/13

To enhance health and control long-term health care costs, the State of Connecticut offers its employees, select retirees, and their dependents the option of enrolling in a new benefit plan known...

Telemedicine-Based Eye Examinations Enhance Access, Reduce Costs, and Increase Satisfaction for Low-Income and Minority Patients with Diabetes 05/14/13

Community Health Center, Inc., Connecticut's largest federally qualified health center with 13 primary care sites and more than 200 service locations, developed a comprehensive annual visit for...

School-Based Health Centers Enhance Access to Mental Health Services for Adolescents, Particularly African-American and Hispanic Males 02/21/13

In addition to standard primary care services, Connecticut's 78 school-based health centers offer a broad array of confidential mental health services to elementary, middle, and high school...

State Agency Promotes Integrated Mental Health and Addiction Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders, Leading to Better Access and Positive Outcomes 05/17/12

The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services implemented three related policies that help staff provide consistent, high-quality treatment to people with “co-occurring” (...

Culturally Competent Disease Management Improves Self-Monitoring and Blood Pressure Control in Hypertensive African Americans 02/09/12

As part of an ongoing effort to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in hypertension control, Aetna tested a disease management program targeting African Americans that combines home blood...

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