1501 Health Media Moves | December 2023 & January 2024

We're flipping the calendar, and looking ahead to 2024. Throughout the holiday break, our cohort companies were busy making headlines and wrapping up huge funding announcements. Explore below!


Pair Team Expands in California, Empowering Underserved Communities

HIT Consultant | December 14, 2023

Pair Team is embarking on a promising expansion.  

The virtual and community-based primary care solution for Medicaid patients will now be available in seven new California markets including Fresno, Merced, Monterey, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties. 

Here’s what CEO and co-founder Neil Batlivala said about this momentum: 

“Health care is a basic right for every American and shouldn’t be more difficult to access for any one person. It’s our mission to bridge the care access gap, and this expansion enables us to do so for more Californians. We’re excited to continue bringing care to those who need it most alongside our innovative partners in these communities.” 

Read the article.


DCH Tuscaloosa To Offer Virtual Classes For Pregnancy, Parenting

ABC News | December 15, 2023

To help expecting and new parents prepare for birth and parenthood, BabyLiveAdvice partnered with the DCH Health System. The team will provide virtual live maternal education classes taught by certified registered nurse practitioners and other professionals.  

Read the article. 


Xploro Raises $1.7M in Seed Funding

FINSMES | December 20, 2023

Exciting news for Xploro, as the team secured $1.7M in seed funding. The pediatric digital health company has big plans to expand into more treatment areas, boost sales, broaden health condition coverage, and welcome third-party content creators.  

Read the article.  


Aetna Better Health of Kentucky, Avēsis and MapHabit Launch Pilot Program for Vulnerable Patients  

MedCity news | January 3, 2024

MapHabit’s technology is taking off.  

The team is partnering with Aetna Better Health of Kentucky and Avēsis for a new pilot program that supports patients with disabilities.  

The pilot program will support 200 Kentucky children with autism or intellectual disabilities and who are part of the foster care system.  

Avēsis will provide these patients with tablets that offer access to MapHabit’s platform, where they will get access to visual maps to help them with daily routines, such as oral hygiene or other activities of daily living like getting dressed or making food. 

Read the article.


Health in Her HUE Closes $3M Seed Round

TechCrunch | January 8, 2024

Health in Her HUE just successfully closed its $3 million seed round.

Here's what founder Ashlee Wisdom told TechCrunch:

“Health in Her HUE is uniquely positioned to address the existing racial health disparities and connect our members with providers who are committed to hearing and understanding their unique lived experiences while providing quality care accordingly."

Read the article.


About 1501 Health
1501 Health is a unique partnership between Healthworx and LifeBridge Health, representing expertise in both health insurance and financing (payers) and healthcare delivery and services (providers). The investment and incubation program empowers entrepreneurs to get their innovative solutions to market and expand their impact in healthcare quality, access and affordability. To learn more about 1501Health, visit www.1501Health.com.

About Healthworx
Healthworx operates at the intersection of healthcare and innovation by creating, co-creating and investing in companies that are improving healthcare quality, accessibility, affordability and equity. As the innovation and investment arm of CareFirst, Healthworx envisions a healthier future for all people by changing the way health works. To learn more about Healthworx, visit https://www.healthworx.com.

About LifeBridge Health
LifeBridge Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Maryland. LifeBridge Health includes Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Grace Medical Center and related affiliates. For more information, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org.

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