Health Circle

Our Health

U.S. per capita healthcare spending is more than twice the average of other developed countries, yet by measures of health outcomes such as life expectancy, the U.S. healthcare system still falls short of most developed nations. Even in the era of reform, disparities in healthcare access and quality remain prevalent, particularly among low-income and vulnerable populations.

Focus

The Social Venture Fund Health Circle invests in healthcare companies that directly and positively influence patient health outcomes for underserved communities by addressing unmet needs and broken processes. As a result we invest in enterprises which can achieve any of following:

  • Provide cost-effective healthcare access to underserved communities across the U.S.
  • Develop low-cost medical technologies for use in underserved resource-low settings
  • Address chronic health burdens through behavioral change and lifestyle choice
  • Apply successful & innovative health models found elsewhere in the world to the U.S.
  • Reduce the cost burdens of the U.S healthcare system through improved efficiency and new technologies

Contact

Jared Matthew, Circle Lead, at jaredmat@umich.edu.