CMS Innovation Center Announces $665 Million Award to States for Delivery System Reform

Five of our six states are listed in this delivery of system reform.

This is a great place to apply the principles of the LifeCourse framework and especially the “three buckets” (info, peer support and goods & services). This also might be an opportunity to look at the “front door” and building a “family navigator” structure that improves health system performance, increase quality of care and decrease costs.

Let us know if any of you are involved in this in your state and ways that the two initiatives may be connected.  We are very excited to see what happens as a result of this project!


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Rachel is the Media & Design Specialist on the Family to Family team at the UMKC-Institute for Human Development, UCEDD. She completed her Master's in Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management at UMKC. She is proud to say she is a second generation AmeriCorps member! Her passion is where social justice and technology meet. Her specialty is making projects, programs, and organizations look good.

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