CaroNova primarily works in two distinct areas: Sustained Focus Areas and Accelerator Programs, which look for new opportunities for impact across both states. We also support existing Affiliate Programs which serve as an important conduit for input and ideas from people and communities most impacted by the issues CaroNova is trying to address.
Sustained Focus Areas
A CaroNova sustained focus area is a project that seeks to effect larger, systemic change. These projects are often five-to-seven-year commitments on broad topics and require the full CaroNova 7-Step Innovation Process to fundamentally change a system of care – with scale and sustainability at the forefront. CaroNova has formally launched two Sustained Focus Areas:
Comprehensive Palliative Care for Serious Illness
Youth Mental Health
A CaroNova Accelerator Program lasts 18-24 months on average and is a smaller investment that has potential to drive widespread change by leveraging CaroNova’s resources to quickly convene partners and catalyze adoption for lasting change. These projects are often based on opportune needs and involve rapid cycle innovations in care delivery or emerging payment pathways. CaroNova is currently managing two Accelerator Programs:
Home Hospital Early Adopters Accelerator
Opioid Stewardship Accelerator
CaroNova supports two long-established Affiliate Programs by providing state-level technical assistance and implementation support in North and South Carolina. These programs aid underserved and marginalized community members by connecting them to a wide variety of health-related resources and serve as conduits for input and ideas from people and communities most impacted by the issues CaroNova is trying to address. The primary focus of these bi-state initiatives is to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities.