Opioid Use Disorder: Providing Resources for Addicted Moms

More than 70,000 Americans died of drug overdose in 2017 and over 2 million Americans live with addiction to opioids. For the first time ever, overdose deaths are higher than those from H.I.V., car crashes or gun violence at their peaks. And the numbers for pregnant women are staggering. According to the NIH National Institute on Drug […]

The Future of Medicaid Starts Now – 10 Top Insights from the HT4M Innovation Forum

Last week, we had the privilege of speaking at the Future of Medicaid Innovation Forum in San Francisco. The event was hosted by HealthTech4Medicaid (HT4M), a nonprofit coalition of entrepreneurs who believe in a strong and dynamic Medicaid program that can efficiently connect people to the health care they need. HT4M facilitates cross-sectoral, collaborative partnerships […]

ADDRESSING SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: PART 2 – MATERNAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND THE IMPACT ON FAMILIES

In my last blog, I talked about how an individual’s ability to access food, housing and transportation can profoundly impact their health and wellbeing. These social determinants of health—the societal and economic circumstances that influence one’s health throughout the lifespan—greatly affect behavioral health outcomes as well. Moms Are Especially Vulnerable Maternal behavioral health disorders, particularly […]

Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Part 1 – Missed Connections

In 2009, I was running focus groups with low-income mothers in Massachusetts. They were participants in the state’s WIC nutrition program and I was hoping to better understand their needs and barriers to accessing care. The word that kept coming up was “transportation,” or rather, the lack thereof in their communities. These mothers were missing […]

High-Value Health Innovation for the Low Income: Rock Health Summit

Wildflower recently had the privilege of participating in the 2018 Rock Health Summit. Our session focused on high-value health innovation for the low income.   We explored how startups looking to make a positive societal impact are increasingly meeting the unique needs of underserved populations. The panel discussed how entrepreneurs and investors are entering the […]

Medicaid Members Embrace Mobile for Maternity

Wildflower Study Compares Mobile App Engagement Among Commercial vs. Medicaid Populations Will Medicaid members engage with a mobile app that supports healthy pregnancies? And will this population engage at a higher rate than commercial groups? Wildflower recently studied engagement for our Medicaid clients and compared these rates with commercial clients to determine which audience was […]

Wildflower Health Releases Family Health Mobile App for Wyoming, Strengthening the Digital Health Partnership

Working with the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), Wildflower Health, a leading mobile health software company connecting families to health resources on their smartphone, announces the release of their newest mobile health app collaboration, Family Health. The Family Health mobile app helps the “Chief Health Officer of the Home” track family health with tools to […]

Wildflower Health Announces Publication of Outcomes

I am thrilled to announce that users of our Due Date Plus application were found to engage in prenatal care earlier and have fewer low-birth weight babies than non-app users. Wildflower Health’s first peer-reviewed journal article, “Impact of a Mobile Health Application on User Engagement and Pregnancy Outcomes Among Wyoming Medicaid Members,” is an original […]