What options are out there for sustainable financing? Where should I look first?
When we were putting together the New England Asthma Innovation Collaborative in January 2012, we were focused on building the business case in order to get Medicaid payers (both State and Medicaid Managed Care Organizations) to cover CHW-led Asthma Home Visiting. We are still working focused on Medicaid payers, but also now thinking about making the business case to emerging Accountable Care Organiztions. We may also explore opportunities in the future with Community Development Finance Institutes. Many programs also get funding from hospital community benefits programs. Although there is certainly as lot of commonality, where you ultimately seek financing will depend on your program and landscape. I am happy to have a conversation off-line.