This annual award honors the legacy of the late Thomas J. Main, former Partner at 7wireVentures, founder of the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center, and champion for health equity
November 18, 2022: 7wireVentures and United States of Care are thrilled to announce NourishedRx as the recipient of the 2022 Thomas J. Main Ignite Award. The award, which honors the legacy of the late Thomas J. Main, former Partner at 7wireVentures and founder of the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center, recognizes an early-stage, innovative start-up contributing to a more affordable and cost-efficient health care system and delivering improved health outcomes for the consumers they serve.
7wireVentures is a preeminent venture capital firm dedicated to building and investing in early-stage digital health companies supporting an Informed Connected Health Consumer. United States of Care is a leading nonpartisan nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to centering people in solutions to build a better, equitable health care system.
Robert Garber, Partner at 7wireVentures, said, “Thomas J. Main dedicated his career to redefining health care and improving the consumer experience. He believed in shifting the focus to prevention, early interventions, social determinants of health, and connecting the dots to ease the path to care.”
“This year’s recipient, NourishedRx, has demonstrated its commitment to Tom’s vision by ensuring access to the nutritious food people need to live healthier and happier lives. We are proud of the work they are doing and pleased to honor them with this award.”
NourishedRx was selected as this year’s award recipient in recognition of the company’s work closing gaps in health equity by making delicious, nutritious, and culturally-relevant food accessible – driven by their core belief that food is health care and leads to improved health outcomes. The innovative start-up company utilizes data and technology to provide a uniquely personalized approach, adjusting for flexibility in diet and need as the patient’s situation improves.
Lauren Driscoll, Founder and CEO of NourishRx, said: “We are so honored to be recognized for the work we do to help thousands of people across the country eat better and feel better. But more than that, this is recognition that the food-as-medicine sector is critical to improving care and reducing costs.” Learn more about NourishedRx here.
About United States of Care
United States of Care is a nonpartisan organization committed to ensuring that everyone has access to quality, affordable health care.