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CoachMe 2019

A mobile health coach for low-income women with cardiovascular disease

Founded: 2019 by Karin Underwood

  • Program Area

    Health & Healthcare
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    Stanford, California, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Mobile Apps
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics


CoachMe is a tech platform to scale health coaching to low-income women with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Health coaching is a powerful and underutilized tool with proven impact on low-income populations. Instead of confronting health challenges alone in between sparse doctor’s appointments, CoachMe patients have daily contact with a certified peer health coach through a secure mobile app. Over a six-month program, coaches provide motivational support and accountability based on individual data (like weight and blood pressure tracking). Patients record their goals and progress in the app, and coaches check-in and build a personal relationship by text message and video calls to develop healthy habits together.

Funders and Awards

Fast Forward, Stanford Health++ Hackathon, Impact Design Immersion Fellowship