The Prevention Fund continues to get targeted for cuts: learn the latest developments from DC, and Please join us for a late breaking Web Forum to learn about an important funding opportunity from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) makes available $1 billion for round 2 of the Health Care Innovation Awards (HCIA) to test new payment and service delivery models that improve quality and reduce the cost of treating people enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

CMMI is seeking proposals that improve the health of populations through prevention, wellness, and comprehensive care that extends beyond the clinical service delivery system setting and addresses the social determinants of health. Eligible applicants include provider groups, health systems, payers and other private sector organizations, faith-based organizations, states, local governments, public-private partnerships and for-profit organizations.

The Web Forum will review the application requirements, share helpful resources, and showcase the experiences from a prior recipient of HCIA funding that has focused on prevention. Please join us for a discussion about this exciting opportunity to promote community prevention and to continue transforming our sick care system into a true health care system.


  • Learn about opportunities for advancing community prevention and population health in Round 2 of CMMI’s Health Care Innovation Awards
  • Discuss key prevention opportunities in the “Models that Improve the Health of Populations” Innovation Category: new payment models that support prevention and partnerships between public health, clinical care, Medicaid, community organizations; and
  • Learn from the experiences of an Awardee from Round 1 of the Health Care Innovation Awards. Provide an update regarding the Prevention and Public Health Fund.


Jim Hester, PhD

Former Director

Population Health Models Group

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)

James A. Hester, Ph.D. has been active in health reform and population health for almost four decades. His most recent position was the Acting Director of the Population Health Models Group at the Innovation Center in CMS assisting in the development of delivery system transformation and payment reform initiatives. Dr.…

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Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP, FACOG

Associate Professor, Departments of Ob/Gyn and Medicine-Geriatrics

Pritzker School of Medicine

Chicago, IL

  • Associate Professor, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Chicago , Chicago, IL
  • Core Faculty, MacLean Center on Clinical Medical Ethics, Chicago, IL

Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP, focuses on patient care, research, education and advocacy related to the health of aging women and urban populations. Dr. Lindau is the director of the South Side Health and Vitality Studies (SSHVS) at the University of Chicago Urban Health Initiative, which work to create and…

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Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS

Member of the Board of Directors

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

  • Senior Vice President of Community Health & Equity and Chief Wellness Officer, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI
  • Michigan's First Surgeon General, State of Michigan, Detroit, MI

Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS is the Senior Vice President of Community Health & Equity and Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer at Henry Ford Health System. She is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician, the Chair of the Gail and Lois Warden Endowment on Multicultural Health, and Michigan’s and the nation’s First…

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Larry Cohen, MSW

Executive Director and Founder

Prevention Institute

Oakland, CA

Larry Cohen, MSW, is founder and Executive Director of Prevention Institute, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving community health and equity through effective primary prevention: building resilience and preventing illness, injury, and violence before they occur. Larry has helped to advance a deeper understanding of how community factors shape health…

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Mary Pittman, DrPH

President and CEO

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

Mary A. Pittman, DrPH, is chief executive officer and president of the Public Health Institute (PHI) in Oakland, California. A nationally recognized leader in improving community health, addressing health inequities among vulnerable people and promoting quality of care, Pittman became in 2008 PHI’s second CEO and president since its founding…

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Jeffrey Levi, PhD

Professor, Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health

The George Washington University

Washington, DC

Jeffrey Levi, PhD, is Professor of Health Management and Policy at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University, where his work focuses on the intersection of public health, the health care system and the multi-sector collaborations required to improve health. He has been at GW since…

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Matthew Marsom

Vice President, Public Policy and Programs

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

As Vice President for Public Policy and Programs for the Public Health Institute (PHI), Matthew works to advance and support the public policy goals of the organization’s domestic and global health programs. He is responsible for designing and implementing strategy for monitoring and influencing public policy, legislation and regulations affecting…

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