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Kat McDavitt: I’m proud to announce that Innsena has made a $100,000 contribution to the CancerX Moonshot
Feb 15, 2024, 11:41

Kat McDavitt: I’m proud to announce that Innsena has made a $100,000 contribution to the CancerX Moonshot

Kat McDavitt, President of Innsena and CEO of the Zorya Foundation, shared a post by CancerX Moonshot on LinkedIn, adding:
“I’m proud to announce that Innsena has made a $100,000 contribution to the CancerX Moonshot, making Innsena the public-private partnership’s first Impact Supporter.

Why? Do y’all remember a few weeks ago when I wrote a post on my way back from JPM2024 all upset that there won’t be a wave of funding for innovators supporting Medicaid and underserved communities? And how I vowed that we’d DO SOMETHING about it?

The disparity caused by the lack of incentives to improve outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries and underserved communities can’t be overstated. And there’s no condition where that disparity across populations is more apparent and devastating than cancer.

Leslie Kirk and I decided that, if those incentives don’t naturally exist, then it’s on us (and ALL OF US) to create them. Medicaid needs more innovators. Our partnership with CancerX is the first of four initiatives we are self-funding or leading to support innovations for the nation’s most vulnerable.

In CancerX, we’ve found a community of partners taking on hard problems to equitably deploy innovative solutions that can prevent and cure cancer for all patients. Even—and especially—when financial incentives do not otherwise exist for the private sector to solve those problems.

The Innsena team’s contribution will help the team at CancerX to accelerate programs underway—including its effort to improve equity and reduce financial burden in cancer care and research—and to more rapidly launch new initiatives.

We invite you to join us in supporting CancerX—this community is making a difference, and with your support we’ll make those incremental steps toward equitably curing and preventing cancer go a whole lot faster. Every bit helps move us forward.

Innsena is joining more than 150 organizations already working together to make a difference for all patients in the prevention and treatment of cancer. CancerX is co-hosted by the Moffitt Cancer Center and Digital Medicine Society (DiMe), alongside the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH).

Thank you to Jennifer Goldsack for the opportunity to be a part of this important initiative. And thanks to Stephen for telling me about it.

Read more about our “why” over at The Health Care Blog.”

Quoting CancerX Moonshot’s post:

“We are thrilled to have this amazing support from Innsena, Kat McDavitt, and Leslie Kirk. It’s this type of leadership, enthusiasm, and dedication that will help CancerX make true, lasting change.

It requires many diverse and dedicated stakeholders to unleash the power of to reduce the burden of cancer for everyone. Thank you to Innsena and our 150+ partners for their continued passion, commitment, and generosity. Together, we WILL achieve the national Cancer Moonshot goals to cut the death rate from cancer by at least 50% over the next 25 years and improve the experience of people – and their families – living with and surviving cancer.

Thank you again, Innsena, for being such a valued partner in this incredible effort.”