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It Takes a Village: Transforming Medicaid through Innovation

Stella Tran May 31, 2021

Medicaid covers nearly 70M Americans and is uniquely positioned to address issues of health equity for the U.S.’s most vulnerable and diverse patient populations. However, while a priority, expanding access and improving quality of care can still be a challenge for State Medicaid programs, health plans, and providers.

Innovation can play a critical role in enabling Medicaid to address these critical barriers to health and wellbeing for low-income Americans. In the last year, over $14B was invested in early-stage health tech innovations, and there are compelling examples of digital health solutions that have served traditionally underserved populations. Innovation can also enable Medicaid stakeholders to effectively respond to the needs of a growing number of Medicaid beneficiaries against the background of increased pressures on state budgets as a result of COVID-19.

While promising innovations exist in the market, few have achieved widespread adoption. Cross-organizational collaborations and partnerships are required to successfully scale these innovations — and accelerate their ability to impact vulnerable Americans.

In this conversation, we will explore how different stakeholders – from funders, entrepreneurs, conveners, to government agencies – in the health system have partnered to launch innovative initiatives within Medicaid, sharing best practices, challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs, funders, CBOs, and governments to consider.

Invited speakers will represent:

  • Foundation Perspective, given the policy implications of healthcare and Medicaid
  • Investor/Entrepreneur Perspective
  • Government Perspective



Meta Themes

  • Equity & Inclusion

  • Impact Investing

  • Social Entrepreneurship


Health Equity,Private-Public Partnerships

Purpose and Desired Outcome

Share learnings and case studies of effective partnerships in Medicaid that enabled critical innovations to advance health equity; enable Medicaid innovators, funders to learn from previous initiatives


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Corporate & SME

  • Government


  • NameAmon Anderson
  • TitleDirector
  • OrganizationAcumen America
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameAbner Mason
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationConsejoSano
  • StatusInvited
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