The sixth CCD Rounds webinar deep-dived into the creation of the
ground-breaking social impact bond tailored to improve the lives of
city-dwellers living with type 2 diabetes. The City of Aarhus in
Denmark has secured investment, from outside traditional healthcare
sources, to fund an immediate expansion of services with a concrete
ambition to reduce high spending related to complications associated
with diabetes. The new investment model will allow the city to
accelerate superior interventions to reduce type 2 diabetes
complications among citizens.
Otto Ohrt, Director of Public Health, City of Aarhus, explained why
the city has chosen this route to expand its diabetes services and
outlined why new ways to fund public services are an exciting
opportunity. Hans Uldall-Poulsen, Senior Advisor, Dalberg Group,
presented exactly what a social investment bond is and how it can be
effective in enhancing health provision. Hans profiled the Aarhus
model and shared how actors were motivated, how the health
interventions will be implemented, and how the funding mechanism will
work in practice.
Watch the recording here.