DaShawn Groves, DrPH,is the Community Partnerships Director at Cityblock in the DC Market where he brings his subject matter expertise to guide Cityblock’s success in meeting member’s social needs, building relationships with key stakeholders and positioning the DC team for performance and growth across populations.

Prior to his role at Cityblock health, he was the lead project manager in the Health Care Reform and Innovation Administration (HCRIA) within the District of Columbia’s Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF), the District’s Medicaid Agency. HCRIA creates and tests new delivery system and payment models among Medicaid providers in the District with the goal of enhancing health care quality, improving care and outcomes, promoting health equity, and increasing the value and efficiency of DHCF’s programs.

For more than fifteen years, Dr. Groves has worked closely with safety net providers providing technical assistance on various Medicaid issues including delivery system and payment reform initiatives. He has applied that practice at DHCF where he leads the agency’s efforts to implement a robust population health management and performance measurement strategy. Dr. Groves has played an integral part in formulating a stakeholder engagement strategy to build consensus around the agency’s value-based purchasing initiatives.  He led the agency’s efforts to address social determinants of health including an opportunity to build on previous public and privately funded Health Information Exchange (HIE) infrastructure to efficiently and effectively capture and exchange SDOH information via HIE in order to deliver whole person care and better address physical health, behavioral health and social needs.

Dr. Groves received his DrPH degree in Health Policy at the George Washington University and his MPH degree from Emory University.