Clearlink Partners is excited to welcome Karin VanZant as Vice President, SDOH and Health Equity.
Karin brings 20 years of experience working in and among low-income, underserved populations who depend on safety net benefits to help close critical service gaps and make ends meet. She is a nationally recognized thought leader in Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), playing an integral role in influencing the recent shift as healthcare systems moved to blend social care into healthcare delivery, allowing for improved quality outcomes and reduced healthcare spending. Karin comes to us from CareSource, where she combined her community experience to build and lead a national SDOH strategy, supporting members to navigate the healthcare system and identify economic pathways to care.
Karin brings a unique set of skills and knowledge to Clearlink, particularly in identifying and implementing ways to integrate SDOH into already-established programs and capabilities, such as quality metrics, HEDIS metrics, cost of care initiatives, and value-based contracts to close care gaps. With experience incorporating SDOH programming requirements from 1115 waivers to blending non-healthcare funding to expand SDOH capabilities within Medicaid, Karin has the expertise to collaborate with multiple stakeholders to accomplish goals that are mutually beneficial for both managed care plans and state Medicaid offices.
“We are looking forward to Karin joining our team. Karin brings to Clearlink tremendous insight into transforming the member experience, which is in high demand across the country. Her passion for making a difference, combined with her expertise in working with governmental agencies and community-based organizations to expand the role and effectiveness of health plans in serving their members, adds an important dimension to our industry-leading portfolio of services.”
– Bruce Cox, CEO and Co-founder, Clearlink Partners
Please join us in welcoming Karin!