CCI, in partnership with Blue Shield of California Foundation, is launching the Cultivate Fund to enable innovators in the safety net to make the leaps needed to bring ideas from concept to implementation and develop solutions that can be spread and sustained.
With grants of up to $30,000, innovators are given 8 months to iterate their concept and begin implementing the innovation in their own organization.
Through the Cultivate Fund, CCI is looking to support new and bold ideas that have the potential to spread and significantly improve health care for underserved populations. We are interested in interventions that seek to improve access to care, patient engagement, and population health management. Through this program we hope to promote a culture of risk-taking among safety net providers and encourage applicants to stretch their thinking beyond incremental improvement to reimagine how care can be delivered. The goal is to help innovators quickly build, test, learn and implement ideas that work.