National Disparities LAN Event: March 2019

Topic: Investing in Health Equity: Funding, Cost Savings, and Return on Investment

Date: Wednesday, March 132019


This event was open to beneficiaries, families, healthcare providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations.

Event Description:

By request from participants in the December 12 National Disparities LAN Event, we discussed ways to fund health equity efforts (such as Community Health Worker programs and population health programs), how health equity can produce cost savings, and how to calculate return on investment for your health equity programs.

Click here to see the flyer for this event.

Learning Objectives:

  1. List three ways to fund health equity
  2. Prepare a compelling case to potential funders
  3. Identify next steps to fund their own or partners’ health equity efforts

Slides & Recorded Presentation:

Meet the Speakers:

Melanie Wasserman, PhD
Managing Consultant
The Lewin Group

Ardis Reed, MPH, RD, LD, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator
TMF Health Quality Institute

Sean Cahill, PhD
Director of Health Policy Research
The Fenway Institute

Mathew Spaan, MPA
Manager, Care Delivery & Payment Reform
Minnesota Department of Human Service

Supplemental Resources

Click here for links to resources from this event.