About Us

We’ve collectively screened nearly 1,000 early-stage health innovations, invested in early-stage innovations that serve over 20M low-income Americans, and hosted 8 innovation showcases that involved the participation of multiple Medicaid stakeholders, from state agencies, health plans, providers, and policymakers. This collective work has revealed that innovation is a critical and essential tool to address health equity challenges that impact the health and wellbeing of our most vulnerable patient populations.

Medicaid Innovation Collaborative is an innovation and collaboration program to enable State agencies to deploy innovation toward their health equity goals.

We aim to partner with states to deploy innovations and coordinate key stakeholders – such as related agencies, health plans, providers, and technical assistance providers – toward a shared health equity goal. 

We’re acutely focused on working with existing resources within the State and managing cost and bandwidth, while identifying and establishing solutions that can deliver the most meaningful impact and efficacy for every dollar invested. 

An innovation and collaboration program to enable State agencies to deploy innovation toward their health equity goals.

Initial Project Partners

With a shared commitment to supporting the United States’ most vulnerable communities and prior experience in designing mission-driven programs that bring innovations that serve these communities to market, Acumen America and Adaptation Health launched the Medicaid Innovation Collaborative. 

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Adaptation Health is a buyer-side incubator program supporting the innovation efforts of  State Medicaid programs and managed care organizations. Through Medicaid Innovation Challenges, Adaptation Health connects state Medicaid agencies, managed care organizations, and innovative vendors to solve deep-rooted problems in public health and Medicaid service delivery.


Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. We invest in innovations that enable low-income communities to transform their lives in 14 countries around the world. In the U.S., Acumen America invests health, workforce development and financial service innovations that address acute challenges experienced by low-income Americans.


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