August 12, 2020

NEWS and New Pubs!

Two cool public events recently featured CAPGI and friends. On October 27, 2020, the New Hampshire Business Acumen Initiative’s virtual event The Payoff of Investing in Social Determinants of Health: A Sustainable Financing Approach That Improves Outcomes featured presentations by CAPGI co-creator Len Nichols (Urban Institute) and Cleveland’s Trusted Broker, Ben Miladin (United Way of Greater Cleveland). Ben’s presentation is particularly interesting, as he explains how Cleveland moved so quickly and effectively toward implementing CAPGI to provide Medically Tailored Meals to socially isolated older adults with certain chronic conditions. Visit the NH Business Acumen Initiative webpage (link above) to learn more about how they are leading creativity in health and social policy in the Granite State.

And then on October 28, after a series of fascinating panel discussions featuring local leaders from health care, social service, and politics, all organized by the Alliance for Better Health, a unique IPA and information technology backbone for social service organizations in Albany, Troy, and Schenectady, NY, Len Nichols gave a keynote describing CAPGI and how it might help the upstate New Yorkers CONVERGE on collaborative SDOH solutions. The American Journal of Managed Care covered the event and captured the highlights adroitly.

We are quite happy to announce the publication of the Health Affairs Blog post on August 13, 2020. This post describes our Feasibility Study, the lessons we learned, and the status of CAPGI implementation plans in our ten participating communities, including the recent news that the Cleveland coalition voted on July 29th to do medically tailored meals by January 1, 2021.