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Samaritan

Samaritan

A platform that provides people without a home the social and financial support needed to reach health and housing goals.

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  • Sector
    Health

  • Region
    America

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    First Year of Investment
    2022

THE CHALLENGE

While the unhoused population continues to increase year after year (>580K experiencing homelessness in 2020) and disproportionately affects BIPOC, it is also extremely challenging to reach and engage them and address their SDOH needs. As a result, they have a high rate of health care use, particularly emergency departments and inpatient visits, escalating costs and worsening outcomes.

THE INNOVATION

Samaritan’s novel technology platform engages historically difficult-to-reach populations; helps them set SDOH goals; and provides the capital, incentives, and social support needed to reach these goals. The platform also leverages community-based organizations to onboard, set goals, needs, and action steps for this population. Samaritan is one of the first companies to facilitate cash transfers for SDOH needs and could prove a compelling model for others to follow

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