Low income communities face greater incidence of chronic disease, avoidable hospitalization, and early death. The most vulnerable often slip between the cracks of a fragmented healthcare payment and delivery system. Individuals perceived as marginally more risky are often treated as undesirable consumers in a reality of substantial cost pressure.
Yet there is enormous value to be created in helping at risk populations prevent disease; in helping patients with complex needs find their way to the right care plan; in making healthcare a system that maximizes health rather than maximizing treatment. And there are great organizations, with talented management and deep commitment, seeking to make this moment one of the right kind of change. For many of these providers and plans, access to capital is a significant constraint on advancing high performance healthcare.
Key themes informing development of V-Cap’s investment pipeline
Person-centered care for people with complex needs, including frail seniors, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, and individuals with behavioral health needs.
Valuing caregivers who touch lives.
Provider responsibility for population health.
Pathways to better job quality as employment roles shift.
Integrating behavioral and physical health.
A healthy start to life, and a healthy path to adulthood.