Innovative Funding as a Lever of Change was the second plenary session of December 2016’s Putting Care at the Center conference, the inaugural conference of the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs.

How can better funding models support innovative new care models from conception through implementation, measurement, and scaling? Panelists discuss the ecosystem of funding and opportunities for using funding in new ways to facilitate change. They provide practical insight on why and how they are investing in the field of complex care and what is needed to sustain the field.

Moderator: Jackie Judd, Kaiser Health News


  • Harold Paz, Aetna
  • Hoangmai Pham, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Allison Silvers, Center to Advance Palliative Care