Health Equity

Meet Moodwellth: A Culturally Responsive Space for Black Women to Receive Affordable Mental Wellness Support

A global pandemic, the unlawful killings of women like Breonna Taylor, Black Lives Matter protests, and workplace microaggressions, it’s no secret that Black women have a harder time, but still an even greater expectation to be the “strong” one for herself and the people she supports. Because of this, the need for culturally responsive mental wellness support has skyrocketed. MoodWellth, a digital…

Violet Partners with 25 Digital Health Organizations and Hospitals to Advance Health Equity

Violet, the health equity platform, announced today that the company is proudly finishing the 2022 fiscal year with 25 partnerships, just six months after announcing and securing its seed round. The current number of partnerships is an increase of 225% over last year, and, of note, the new partnerships include Thirty Madison, Headway, Octave, Galileo, TimelyMD, Arise, Parsley Health, Eden Health, Ontrak,…

Hopelab Invests $1.5M in Five Startups Who Are Redefining Mental Health Care for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC Youth

Hopelab, a leading social innovation lab and impact investor helping advance a new generation of mental health entrepreneurs has made investments into Brave Health, Caraway Health, InStride, MindRight Health and violet. With these latest additions to its portfolio, Hopelab provides $1.5M in funding to help diversify care in the youth mental health space and improve the well-being of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ young people. “Today’s young people experience compounding…

FOLX Health Adds $30M in Series B Funding; Now Offers Family Planning and Fertility Services

  FOLX Health, the digital healthcare service provider designed by and for the medical needs of the LGBTQIA+ community has raised a $30M Series B led by 7wireVentures. Other participants in the round include Foresite Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Define Ventures, and Polaris Partners. FOLX Health will use the new funds to continue expanding its platform to service members, self-insured employers and…

Zócalo Health Launches Its Culturally Competent Virtual Care Services for Latinos in California and Texas   

Zócalo Health, a Latino-founded healthcare service designed for Latino patients, is launching its primary care memberships for residents across California and Texas. The company had announced its $5M seed round co-led by Animo, Virtue, and Vamos Ventures this past September and plans to expand to other states in 2022 and beyond.   Zócalo Health premiered as an invite-only service to select members earlier…

New Campaign: iHeartMedia Teams Up with Thinx To Addressing the City’s Black Maternal Mortality Crisis

iHeartMedia New York is collaborating with Thinx and MetroPlusHealth to launch “MEternal – Because Pregnancy Is About Mom Too”, a new multi-platform initiative to bring attention to the city’s Black maternal mortality crisis. The campaign will include educational messages on Power 105.1, 103.5 KTU, 106.7 LITE FM, and Z100, a dedicated bi-weekly podcast, as well as the online portal MEternal.info that provides resources related to maternal care for women…

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Collaborates with Health In Her HUE to Connect Black Women and Women of Color with Culturally Sensitive Health Care Providers

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has announced a collaboration that will provide no-cost access to Health In Her HUE, a digital platform connecting Black women and women of color with culturally sensitive health care providers. Participants will also be able to join Health In Her HUE’s Virtual Care Squad experience, a support group designed by and for Black women and women of color that focuses…

Zócalo Health Raises $5M in Seed Funding to Launch Culturally Competent Digital Primary Care Services for Latinos in the U.S.

Zócalo Health, a Latino-founded healthcare service designed for Latino patients has raised $5M in seed funding co-led by Animo, Virtue, and Vamos Ventures. The round includes other notable investors including Necessary Ventures, Able Partners, and angel investors Toyin Ajayi, Freada Kapor Klein, Nikhil Krishnan, and Erik Ibarra. The funds will support the company’s launch of virtual primary care services in California, Texas,…