February 27, 2023
Mental Health | Tea Leaves
  • The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) tapped 10 digital health innovators for their suicide prevention solutions as part of its $20 million Mission Daybreak grand challenge. The VA launched the multiphase challenge in May 2022, receiving more than 1,300 pitches for the initial phase from veterans and veteran service organizations, community-based organizations, startups, and universities. A total of 30 finalists made it to phase 2, and 10 were recommended as winners by a multidisciplinary judging panel. The finalists participated in a virtual accelerator program designed to help them develop road maps for prototyping, testing, and evaluation. (Article here)