We created Cityblock with the simple idea that cities should be healthy places to live -- for everyone. Three trends motivated us: First, underserved populations living in our biggest cities have continued to have disproportionately poor health outcomes, with interventions coming much later and at a significantly higher cost than for other populations. Second, nearly all innovation efforts have been focused on people with means, despite urgent need in underserved lower-income communities. And finally, the business of healthcare has become increasingly transactional, leaving little room for meaningful relationships between patients and clinicians, driving increased dissatisfaction among both. We set out to challenge this status quo.
Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company focused on accelerating urban innovation, served as the magnet that brought together our team, including drawing founding leaders from Commonwealth Care Alliance—an internationally-renowned organization that provides care for people with highly complex health needs—and technologists from Google, alongside team members from places like Mount Sinai Health System, Alignment Healthcare, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Oscar Health, Thrive Capital, Flatiron School and more. We share the conviction that inequity in health is both unacceptable and solvable. Together, we are re-imagining the future of community health in cities, with a goal of driving health system change at scale.
Cityblock is preparing to launch our first Neighborhood Health Hub in early 2018. We are hiring across all parts of the organization and developing the partnerships that will be critical to our early success.
The values that drive us every day also infuse the services we provide and the way we approach relationships with our community partners.
I'm here because people want more health, not more healthcare.Read Iyah's bio
I'm here because I believe that we can and must do better to provide effective and quality care to those who most need it.Read Toyin's bio
I'm here because I want to build great tech in service of helping to solve complex social problems.Read Mat's bio
I'm here because I’m passionate about impacting the lives of people with complex needs, especially those dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare.Read Melanie's bio
I'm here because I believe in a benevolent society where the fundamentals of daily living are a given, and technology and innovation are equalizers.Read Theresa's bio
I'm here because I find myself inspired daily by my teammates, and their commitment to this cause.Read Bay's bio
I’m here to collectively build something that can lead to change and improve the health of people who need it most.Read Frank's bio
I'm here to solve meaningful problems and build software for a segment of folks who deserve great user experiences.Read Logan's bio
I'm here because I am a firm believer that success in life is determined by the effect we have on others.Read Sada's bio
I’m here to bring great user experiences to clinicians and patients, and to have impact at a national scale.Read Brennan's bio
I'm here because I believe in the power of trusting relationships to improve the health of those in need.Read Ari's bio
I’m here because this is one of the most important opportunities to have positive impact I’ve come across.Read Ariane's bio
I'm here because I believe that access to high quality healthcare is a fundamental human right.Read Peter's bio
We’re always looking for motivated builders and care providers from diverse backgrounds to help us build this new model of community health.
Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Co-Author of the book The American Healthcare Paradox: Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less
Director of the Arnhold Institute and Chair of the Department of Health System Design & Global Health, at the Mount Sinai Health System
Engineering Lead, DeepMind Health
Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health