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AHIMA's Pitch Competition

Taking place during AHIMA’s annual conference, the Pitch Competition brings the status-quo disrupting innovations seeking to impact tomorrow’s healthcare ecosystem directly to you. Support rising innovators as they strive to solve the industry’s toughest challenges.

About Candlelit Therapy

AHIMA’s 2020 Pitch Competition Winner

Candlelit Therapy is building a new standard of mental healthcare rooted in cultural competence, evidence-based risk assessment and therapy. Nearly two million Black women and women of color give birth each year in the U.S., while a majority of new and expectant families. The team includes perinatal-trained mental health providers, health equity advocates and clinical advisors from the nation’s leading medical institutions brought together to reduce health disparities among Black women and families. We celebrate all identities, abilities and bodies. 

List to the HI Pitch Podcast episode where Lauren Elliott, the founder and CEO of Candlelit Therapy, speaks about what inspired her to found Candlelit Therapy. 

The Finalists

Additional Participants

About the AHIMA Pitch Competition

The healthcare ecosystem is complex and interconnected, and so are its challenges. AHIMA is collaborating with MATTER to source innovative solutions. Whether your innovative idea to disrupt healthcare is a sketch or a business plan, we invite you to apply for the chance to pitch it to our panel of expert judges. 

2020 Challenge Statement

How might we use health and human data to identify social determinants of health to improve patient outcomes and healthcare systems?

Download the 2020 Terms and Conditions

Who Can Apply?

University researchers, students, entrepreneurs, and existing startups of all stages with ideas to advance healthcare using health data and information. Submissions can range from a napkin sketch to on-market products.

Previous Winners

AHIMA19 Pitch Competition Winner: Drugviu

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