“We are passionate about radically changing the experience of care.”

“We are passionate about radically changing the experience of care.”

Our story

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.

In July 2018, Cityblock launched its first Neighborhood Hub in Brooklyn, NY in partnership with EmblemHealth. We are hiring across all parts of the organization and developing new partnerships that will be critical to our early success.

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Featured team members

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We’re always looking for motivated builders and care providers from diverse backgrounds to help us build this new model of community health.

Our Board of Directors

Iyah Romm

Iyah Romm

Founder and CEO of Cityblock Health

Andy Slavitt

Andy Slavitt

Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Ambar Bhattacharyya

Ambar Bhattacharyya

Managing Director, Maverick Capital

Dan L. Doctoroff

Dan L. Doctoroff

Chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs

Our investors

Maverick Capital

Maverick Capital is a global investment firm that has led investments in several prominent healthcare companies.

Thrive Capital

Thrive Capital is a NYC-based venture capital investment firm focused on internet and software investments.

Sidewalk Labs / Alphabet

Sidewalk Labs, Alphabet’s urban innovation company, was Cityblock’s incubation partner.

Oxeon

Oxeon is a healthcare growth services firm that provides strategic capital to growth stage healthcare companies.

Town Hall Ventures

Town Hall Ventures seeks to invest in health care solutions for communities that have been long ignored.

Our advisors

Lauren Taylor

Lauren Taylor

Co-Author of the book The American Healthcare Paradox: Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less

Andrew Eland

Andrew Eland

Engineering Lead, DeepMind Health

Megan Sandel

Megan Sandel

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health

Tamela D. Milan-Alexander

Tamela D. Milan-Alexander

Maternal and Child Health Partnership & Outreach Worker, Access Warren Family Health Center

Our partners

Blue Ridge Labs @ Robin Hood

Blue Ridge Labs' Design Insight Group is helping co-design our approach to care.

Redox

Redox provides a secure and consistent interface to health provider data systems.

Aptible

Aptible hosts our application and data in a secure HIPAA-compliant cloud environment.

Cyft

Cyft provides machine-learning based predictive analytics to support our care.

Quality Reviews

Quality Reviews helps health systems measure, manage, and improve patient experience in real-time.

RubiconMD

RubiconMD offers eConsults with high quality specialist providers.

We are constantly seeking new partners with whom to learn, build, and do more in communities across the country.

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