Correction: This post was updated to reflect that NeuroFlow’s contract with the U.S. Air Force is for two years, not one.
Mental health startup NeuroFlow will partner with the U.S. Air Force on a yearlong contract that will help administrators monitor the “combat readiness” of airmen, the company announced last week.
The Bourse-based startup, which closed a $7.5 million Series A at the end of last year, began working with AFWERX, an Air Force program with the goal of “fostering a culture of innovation within the service,” at the end of last year.
The partnership spans across a handful of major commands aiming for airmen to be able to manage their own mental health and build resilience for performance purposes. The tech will allow administrators to monitor the “combat readiness” of airmen, form positive routines and create a more streamlined process for identifying at-risk individuals, as well as adjust their treatment plans in real-time.
It’s not the first time NeuroFlow CEO and former Army Captain Chris Molaro has worked with the military: In 2018, the company partnered with the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center to test the platform.
“Serving our Nation’s Armed Forces is an immense honor. We understand the challenges faced by military populations when treating and managing mental health symptoms,” Molaro said in a statement. “It’s our objective to leverage technology in a way that allows everyone to take control of their own health, and we look forward to expanding our work with the U.S. Air Force on this critical mission.”
The contract will bring the company $1.5 million, and will continue the work with its existing platform over the next two years. It will be rolled out within a division of the U.S. Space Force in the coming weeks and within the scope of the work, NeuroFlow will assess the tech’s long-term ability to lower medical costs and increase combat readiness. The company will be providing a customized resource to Airmen which includes crisis lines, content libraries and individually tailored wellness content directly to an Airmen’s mobile device.
Major Judy Cole, 21st Medical Group Mental Health Flight commander, said that a heightened awareness of mental health prompted leadership to seek out a tech-driven solution that focused on wellness and resiliency.
“This partnership reinforces our commitment to finding innovative ways to ensure not just the combat readiness of our Airmen, but their overall quality of life,” Cole said.
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