Thank you for taking the time to learn more about supporting CareStarter!
Below, you will find a sample letter of support. Click the banner to download a Word document in DOCX format (Don't worry! The file has been scanned to be sure it's safe). Please edit the document to reflect your perspective and voice. Current letters of support include the following prominent voices:
- Charles (Chuck) Milam, Former Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy
- David Brown, Lt Col (Ret), USAF, MSC, PMP, FACHE
- Scott Stuart, MD, MS, FAAP, Former Co-Chairman of the Navy's Exceptional Family Member Program
To share your letter of support, follow these steps:
- Click the banner below to download the template
- Edit the template to reflect your voice
- Sign the letter either by printing and signing manually or sharing the unsigned version with CareStarter (we will send a digital form to you through a signature platform)
- If printed, scan your letter
- Email your letter to email@example.com
You will also find information about our Phase I SBIR application and other ways you can help below. You can also Schedule a Quick Call to learn more about CareStarter and our mission to help pediatric-focused organizations serve families.
CareStarter is working with AFWERX in Austin, Texas with the goal of bringing strong tech innovation to EFMP. Using innovation dollars through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, CareStarter can bring the proven, high-impact technology to a military base or bases for free. We will replicate and improve upon the results detailed in our FQHC case study, mentioned in the Military Landing Page.
The CareStarter platform automates and scales case management and care coordination, and this platform is currently successfully used in civilian settings. Our Phase I SBIR application utilizes the dual-use topic, and selection to receive funding will allow us to verify what customization to the CareStarter platform will bring about the greatest positive change to EFMP.
To continue moving forward, the following steps must be completed:
- File SBIR Phase I Application (COMPLETED July 1, 2019)
- Identify Air Force stakeholders & set up demonstrations of the CareStarter platform (2019)
- Sign MOU(s) & identify milestones to be achieved (2019)
- SBIR Phase II Application to fund pilot (2020)
- Completion of CareStarter platform customization to military needs (2020)
- Pilot rollout (2020)
- Air Force EFMP case study (2020)
We believe that the Air Force can set the standard for the rest of the United States Armed Forces on EFMP success.
AFWERX has asked us to identify stakeholders within the Air Force that have an interest in a pilot in San Antonio for EFMP medical and family services. CareStarter is looking to engage any decision-makers who share the vision of transforming EFMP to benefit service members, their families enrolled in EFMP, and others PCS and medical use cases.
To make an introduction, please copy us in an email using our military email address firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will follow through.