Final Application Deadline For PitchNOLA 2018: Living Well Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield LA
$10,000 for ideas to make healthcare and healthy food accessible and affordable for all New Orleanians. Apply online by April 15, 2018 for final consideration.
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Sunday, April 15, 2018
4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70125
In 2017, Louisiana ranked 50th out of 50 states for community and environmental factors on health, including high rates of violent crime, children in poverty, infectious disease, and occupational fatalities. The results – high rates of obesity, infant mortality, and HIV, along with one of the lowest rates of uninsured residents – lower the quality of life of our neighbors and place a strain on local healthcare providers.
Most importantly, the burden does not affect all New Orleanians equally. With a life expectancy gap of 25 years between our city’s most affluent and low-income neighborhoods, it’s clear we need innovative solutions to ensure all New Orleanians have access to healthy lives free of trauma and oppression.
PitchNOLA 2018: Living Well, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, will award $10,000 in total start-up funding for ideas to make health and wellness accessible and affordable for all New Orleanians. Pitch your idea to a panel of judges and 200+ audience members on May 23, 2018.
PitchNOLA and its winners have received notable attention from publications including the Washington Post, The Guardian, the Times Picayune, The Advocate, New Orleans City Business, WWNO, and WWLTV.