Responding to COVID-19 and Beyond:
Demo Day for Medicaid Innovation
In partnership with Acumen America and the Center for Health Care Strategies
A virtual demo day series for innovations serving Medicaid patient populations during COVID-19 and beyond
Connecting startups addressing critical access and outcomes challenges to Medicaid stakeholders
The COVID-19 health crisis has had a disproportionate impact on vulnerable patient populations, as evidenced by higher infection and morbidity rates among low-income Black, Hispanic, and other minority communities relative to their counterparts. The disparity of COVID-19’s impact underlines the existing challenges experienced by Medicaid patient populations in unequal access to healthcare and SDOH services.
This series of demo days curated and presented ventures that addressed the acute challenges created by COVID-19 and provided a blueprint for improving access, efficacy, and equity in Medicaid. Companies that were accepted had the opportunity to pitch their solutions to Medicaid buyers including State Medicaid offices, plan leadership, and key Medicaid experts.
Focusing on maternal health and behavioral health needs
Focusing on food insecurity and economic vulnerability