Louisiana is ranked 48th out of 50 state in terms of health, including among the worst in the nation when it comes to obesity, infant mortality, HIV and the number of uninsured.
Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation is now accepting applications for PitchNOLA: Living Well, which will award $10,000 in total start-up funding for entrepreneurial solutions that will get New Orleanians healthier, more active and better nourished.
Propeller says they are looking for all viable solutions that promote health for underserved New Orleanians, with a focus on financially sustainable ideas that tackle inefficiencies, opportunities, and bottlenecks in six main areas: nutritious, affordable and easy-to-access food, health conditions, physical activity, service delivery coordination, maternal & child health, and access to health insurance.
Applicants who submit their applications before end of day on March 1, 2015 will receive feedback to help strengthen their application in advance of the final deadline on March 10, 2015. Non-profits, for profits, individuals, and organizations are invited to apply.
Selected semi-finalists will get to pitch in front of a live panel of judges and more than 200 audience members at the event scheduled for April 21st, 2015.