If we want to increase accessibility in healthcare, we need to build a healthcare system led by individuals who understand and identify with the needs of the population they serve. In other words, we need stronger diversity among healthcare leaders.
In recent years, several Black founders have launched healthtech companies that aim to provide accessible care to patients with a range of backgrounds and identities.
Still, only 1.2% of VC funding went towards Black founders in H1 of 2021. Stronger BIPOC representation in healthtech leadership — it’s a non-negotiable, as far as we’re concerned.
Read on to learn more about four benefits vendors with Black founders, all featured on the Nava Benefits Search Engine.
Hurdle is a mental healthcare provider for invisible barriers. As the leading provider of culturally intentional mental healthcare, their digital platform provides a comprehensive suite of mental health services and self-mastery tools to allow employers and payers to meet the needs of their employees and members, especially their Black employees.
Onēva is a care services employee benefit that allows employers to match FBI background checked in-home caregivers to employees who use their Flexible Spending Account (FSA) benefits to be more productive, achieve greater work-life balance, and find peace of mind.
Bold Health is a virtual therapeutic care provider revolutionizing the treatment of gastrointestinal conditions through comprehensive patient-centric care. They empower individuals to superior results for their digestive health through personalized, end-to-end care programs that include telehealth services supported by a multidisciplinary care team.
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