Maternal-Child Health Equity Challenge

About the Maternal-Child Health Equity Challenge

This challenge brings together an integrated, multi-disciplinary team of innovators, states, venture capital firms, and policy experts for two months to identify two existing innovative market solutions that if adopted and paired with corresponding policy actions, would enhance equity in maternal and infant care for underserved populations across federal health and healthcare programs.

Startups must be based in the U.S. and posses a validated product/solution ready for scaling.

Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate their solution's applicability to three key focus areas: 

  1. How would your solutionreduce late or absent prenatal careor its impact to improve health outcomes and equity?     
  2. How would your solution improve pregnancy outcomes and equity for individuals with co-occurring health conditions during pregnancy?     
  3. How would your solution improve pregnancy outcomes and equity for individuals in rural areasduring pregnancy?   

Two-month working period (August - September 2022) includes: 

  • Orientation boot camp
  • Regular meetings with expert teams assembled by MITRE
  • Fireside chat workshops with business leaders and policy experts
  • Bespoke curriculum depending on needs
  • Investor connections
  • Final showcase with private and public sector stakeholders

Sign-up for a program/application info session on June 14, 12pm ET with MITRE.
Register here

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Read the news release announcing this Challenge and apply today.
Applications close on June 24.

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