3 finalists named in Social Determinants of Health Innovation Challenge

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Catalyst, a New York City-based digital health consulting firm, announced the three finalists of their joint Social Determinants of Health Innovation Challenge.

The challenge called for innovators to develop digital solutions that could be used to connect providers and patients to health services addressing social determinants of health.

The finalists, chosen from a pool of more than 100 applicants, will next compete in a live pitch competition in September. The first place winner will receive $40,000, while the second and third place winners will receive $25,000 and $10,000, respectively.

The three finalists are:

  • Community Resource Network (Grand Junction, Colo.): a social information exchange that provides information about social and environmental factors, genetics and individual behavior to those involved in a patient's healthcare.
  • Open City Labs (New York City): a platform that integrates with health information exchange systems to automatically connect eligible patients to community services and government benefits to address social determinants of health.
  • Social Impact AI Lab (New York City): a group of social services agencies and technology providers using artificial intelligence technology to address social determinants in children.

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