16 February 2014
PitchNOLA 2014: Living Well
What if every school could pay for its own nurse and social worker through Medicaid reimbursements? Or if our city had its own bike-share program? Imagine our city’s landscape dotted with community gardens and outdoor fitness parks instead of vacant lots.
PitchNOLA 2014: Living Well is Propeller’s newest PitchNOLA competition. Sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, this competition offers $10,000 in total start-up funding for solutions that will encourage a healthier, more active and better nourished New Orleans.
Q and A Session: February 24, 2014 (6:30 to 7:30 p.m.)
Application Deadline: March 27, 2014 (11:59 p.m. CST)
Competition Date: April 24, 2014
Louisiana’s overall health ranking is 48 out of 50. Its obesity rate is more than 69%. The state has the most diabetes-related deaths and the forth most cases of HIV/AIDS in the nation.
Let's change this.
We’re looking for small, concrete solutions that can make a big difference for underserved New Orleanians. We’re also looking for ideas with sustainable revenue streams, from utilizing health insurance reimbursements to selling a product or service.
So, give us your best pitch. If you have an idea for making New Orleans a healthier place, we want to hear it!
Although we are open to all viable solutions that promote health for underserved New Orleanians, we encourage financially sustainable ideas that tackle inefficiencies, opportunities and bottlenecks in six main areas:
- Nutritious, Affordable and Easy-to-Access Food: e.g. food supply chains, food deserts, summer feeding, etc.
- Diseases: e.g. diabetes, hypertension, STDs/HIV, obesity, etc.
- Physical Activity: e.g. recreation, active transportation, etc.
- Service Delivery Coordination: e.g. transportation, patient data tracking, mobile health apps, etc.
- Maternal & Child Health: e.g. breastfeeding, C-section rates, low birth weight, child care centers,etc.
- Health Insurance Utilization and Access