Applications are due by 11:59pm CST on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

Areas of interest include solutions that help reduce health disparities through:

  • Addressing the impact of social determinants of health (SDoH) on health outcomes
  • Promoting health education
  • Increasing access to healthcare and social services
  • Providing mental and behavioral health services
  • Promoting healthy youth development
  • Preventing chronic diseases
  • Utilizing data and research to promote equity in healthcare

Submission criteria for applicants

Applicants should have a goal to develop and launch a solution that has a direct impact on addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) in Chicago’s underrepresented communities.

Applicants should also have a presence in the Chicagoland area (e.g., located in Chicago, solution to launch in Chicago). Preference will be given to underrepresented entrepreneurs of color from Chicago.


The first cohort of the hybrid virtual and in-person accelerator will begin on Monday, September 13, 2021.

Help Us Reduce Maternal Mortality for Underrepresented Mothers

Parkview Health, in collaboration with MATTER, is proud to present the 2021 Healthy Mom and Baby Innovation Competition 2.0. In this global call, we are seeking product, software and program solutions that have the potential to reduce the incidence of maternal mortality and improve the health and wellbeing of mothers and infants.

Specifically we will focus on:

How might we better support at risk pregnant and new mothers throughout their healthcare journey as well as in their daily lives?

What Types of Solutions Are We Seeking?

Parkview Health has partnered with MATTER to explore, source and pilot digital and device-enabled solutions or services that address one or a combination of the competition focus.

Who Should Apply?

This competition is open to existing startups, students, as well as anyone with an innovative idea for a product, solution or service that fits within the competition scope. All applications will be considered.

Applications are accepted until July 28, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.