The Center for Community Engagement in Health Innovation is pleased to release an Interim Evaluation Report on Consumer Voices for Innovation (CVI). 

The CVI grant program is in its second year of providing funding to consumer health advocacy organizations in five states to engage in grassroots organizing activities in low-income communities, communities of color and/or among older adults and people with disabilities.

CVI projects focus on health care innovation, particularly in the Medicaid program, with an eye toward elevating consumer voices to advocate for models of delivery reform that are person-centered, consumer-led, and responsive to the needs of the community. The Center for Community Engagement in Health Innovation has contracted with the Institute for Community Health to conduct an independent evaluation of the program.  

The interim report indicates that the CVI grantee cohort is successfully increasing capacity to build an engaged consumer base. Collectively, they’ve added 3,200 consumers to their base of support and grantees have made progress in developing capacities for mobilizing and organizing at the grassroots level, gaining visibility, recruiting volunteers, establishing credibility and training leaders.