Biden’s Policy Agenda and SDOH Investing

John Gorman, the founder and Chairman of Nightingale Partners

Biden’s Policy Agenda and SDOH Investing

In this episode, we are privileged to host the outstanding John Gorman, the founder and Chairman of Nightingale Partners. In our interview, we dive deeper into the work of Nightingale Partners, and John explained how his company helps communities and implement anti-poverty initiatives that directly impact SDOH and reduces the cost of care on vulnerable populations. John discusses some initiatives Nightingale Partners is doing including assisting in the vaccine distribution plan for one of NY City’s boroughs. medically tailored meals for diabetics, and housing for dual eligible seniors.

John also shares his why on founding Nightingale Partners,  his insights on bringing in third-party investments in food and housing, the future outcomes of their current projects, challenges, and many more. 

This is an exciting interview packed with insights on investing and SDOH so please stay tuned!

Biden’s Policy Agenda and SDOH Investing

About John Gorman

John is the Founder and former Executive Chairman of Gorman Health Group, at the time the industry’s leading consulting practice which spawned almost a dozen entrepreneurial ventures in government health programs. John’s work focuses on Medicare, Medicaid, and Affordable Care Act strategy, governance, and turnaround of distressed health plans. Prior to founding the firm, John served as Assistant to the Director of Health Care Financing Administration’s (HCFA, now CMS) Office of Managed Care, where he provided day-to-day management and served as the external liaison for the Medicare and Medicaid managed care programs. During the 1993 debate on national health care reform, John was a chief lobbyist on health care financing issues for the National Association of Community Health Centers, an organization of federally-funded primary care clinics for the medically underserved. John’s career in Washington began as Press Secretary and Staff Director for U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), then Chairman of the Government Operations Committee. John serves on the Board of Directors of Henry Ford Health System’s Health Alliance Plan in his birthplace of Detroit, MI, and serves as a Senior Advisor to Premier, Inc., the hospital purchasing cooperative, on Medicare Advantage and Medicaid matters.


Things You’ll Learn

  • 60 to 80 percent of all the health care expenditures in this country are attributable to the social determinants of health
  • Health equity means that you run down to the ground and kill disparities in care
  • The best way to both improve quality, bring about greater health equality by eliminating disparities, and bend the cost curve is to really deal directly with social determinants
  • The vast majority of what we spend on health care in this country is directly attributable to poverty and to impact poverty and its effects on health care costs, we’ve got to go big. We can’t just be doing this stuff on small scales. 



Website:  https://www.nightingalepartners.org/

Email: john.gorman@nightingalepartners.org

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nightingale-partners-ll/


Twitter: @JohnGorman18