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Who We Are

Our Mission

The Medicaid Innovation Collaborative (MIC) aims to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals on Medicaid by connecting the ecosystem to tech-enabled innovations.

In doing so, we believe we can change the way the Medicaid system addresses health inequities.

Health equity ensures that every individual has the means and opportunity to attain their full health potential and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.

– Adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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The Medicaid Innovation Collaborative (MIC) is a program of Acumen America, a non-profit impact investment firm focused on serving low-income communities throughout the United States by supporting innovators tackling issues of health, workforce development, and financial services. 

Medicaid is at the core of Acumen America’s investment strategy, and MIC grew out of that work. The program leans into Acumen’s goal of systemic change and enables greater collaboration between Medicaid and the kinds of ventures Acumen supports.

Our Story

Our Team

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Veenu Aulakh

Executive Director

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Acumen America

Innovation Partner

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Karissa Godzik

Program Manager

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Center for Health Care Strategies

Technical Assistance Partner

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Ayesha Lee

Senior Program Associate

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Goodwin Simon Strategic Research

Research Partner

Our Advisors

The Medicaid Innovation Collaborative Advisory Board is composed of leading experts in Medicaid, care delivery, health tech, and impact investment advisors. The board has decades of leadership, and expertise and will provide critical guidance and support to shape MIC’s vision, strategy, and operations.

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Amon Anderson, MBA

Director at Acumen America

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Pablo Bravo

System VP, Community Health at CommonSpirit Health

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Carolyn Ingram, MBA

Executive Director at MolinaCares FoundationExecutive VP at Molina 

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Abner Mason

Founder & CEO at SameSky Health

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Adimika Arthur

Executive Director at HealthTech for Medicaid

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R.J. Briscione

Principal at The Focus Group

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David Kulick, MPH

Managing Director at The Focus Group

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Jamila Michener, PhD, MA

Associate Professor, Co-Director at Cornell Center for Health Equity

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Melanie Bella

Head of Partnerships and Policy at Cityblock Health

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Allison Hamblin, MSPH

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Margaret Laws

President & CEO at Hopelab

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Monique Shaw, PhD, MPH, CHES

Our Funders

Medicaid Innovation Collaborative is a non-profit organization committed to delivering innovation to Medicaid at no additional cost to states and managed care organizations. We are primarily supported through grant funding sourced on a rolling basis.

A special thank you to our current funding partners:

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Interested in supporting Medicaid Innovation Collaborative?

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