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, 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 CareMore, Mount Sinai Health System, Alignment Healthcare, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Oscar Health, Thrive Capital, Evolent Health, 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.
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 health is about more than your relationship with your doctor, it’s about your relationship with yourself, your family, and your community – and those are the relationships I want to support.Read Nworah's bio
I am here because the health system is broken and despite a couple of decades of work spent trying to redesign/PDSA/change manage it - it's still broken.Read Marcy'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 my mission in life is to build products that make the world a better place.Read Laura'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 because I am firm believer in being a strong Nurse advocate for my patients, family and friends to help guide them in the complexities of the healthcare system.Read Tina's bio
I’m here because I believe that we need to be working towards providing better quality and access to care + social services for those that need it the most.Read Rachel's bio
I’m here because I believe that even the most complex systems can be improved upon if people in the community come together with good intentions and put in the work.Read Cristina's bio
I am here because I believe that using technology to deploy innovative care delivery models is probably the best way I can help improve healthcare in this country.Read Corey's bio
I'm here because I believe through a confluence of data and right-minded people, we can positively affect change on our communities and the country as a whole.Read Preston'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 people are more than just data points to view in aggregate; each individual deserves attention, care, and the opportunity for a better life.Read Dhakshila's bio
I'm here because it is the right thing to do.Read Scott's bio
I’m here because I believe good healthcare is a right, not a privilege.Read Ashley's bio
I’m here because it is long past time that we take hold of a healthcare system that far too regularly overlooks those most in need of help.Read Marshall's bio
I’m here because I believe in the mission this team has assembled to tackle.Read Bill'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 I believe effective healthcare requires better understanding, and better caring for, mental health needs.Read Ariela's bio
I’m here because I believe that by giving personal and social needs the attention they deserve, we can make healthcare better for those who need it most.Read Julia'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 healthcare should be about dignity and humanity, and those values are among Cityblock's guiding principles.Read Jannine'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.
Founder and CEO of Cityblock Health
Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Managing Director, Maverick Capital
Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs
Maverick Capital is a global investment firm that has led investments in several prominent healthcare companies.
Thrive Capital is a NYC-based venture capital investment firm focused on internet and software investments.
Co-Author of the book The American Healthcare Paradox: Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less
Engineering Lead, DeepMind Health
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Maternal and Child Health Partnership & Outreach Worker, Access Warren Family Health Center