Jan 26
8:00 AM
Feb 26
5:00 PM

ADI: Community Health Challenge

Challenge Details

Anthem, Inc. is committed to improving lives and communities. Part of that is addressing social drivers of health, which directly impact the health of a community. The conditions of where people are born, live, learn, work, and play affect a range of health and quality-of-life risks and outcomes. Social drivers of health could include:

  • Availability of resources to meet daily needs (e.g., safe housing and local food markets)
  • Access to educational, economic, and job opportunities
  • Access to health care services
  • Social support
  • Social norms and attitudes (e.g., discrimination, racism, and distrust of government)
  • Socioeconomic conditions (e.g., poverty)
  • Residential segregation
  • Language/Literacy
  • Access to mass media and emerging technologies (e.g., cell phones, the Internet, and social media)

Participants in the Community Health Challenge have the opportunity to apply their innovative, evidence-based solutions to help transform the current state of health literacy, medication adherence, and food insecurity.


Focus Areas:

Health Literacy

Health Literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand the basic health information needed to make sound health decisions.

Targeted Population(s)

  • Individuals with Chronic Conditions
  • Seniors (65+)
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages

Issues to Address

Digital health literacy solutions will allow for the delivery of multi-media content produced in multiple languages and at various reading levels. Focusing on:

  • Barriers between Healthcare Providers & Patients
  • Language & Educational Barriers
  • Enormous Amount of Online Health-Related Data


Medication Adherence

Medication adherence is a significant national challenge. Each year millions of patients fail to fill their prescriptions or take their medications as prescribed, costing the U.S. healthcare system $100 billion to $290 billion annually. Worse, this lack of adherence is estimated to cause approximately 125,000 deaths and more than 10 percent of hospitalizations per year.

Targeted Population(s)

  • Individuals with Chronic Conditions
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Members with Medicaid

Issues to Address

Digital medication adherence solutions will allow for streamlined medication fulfillment, prescription cost savings, and address behavior modification and forgetfulness.

  • Fulfillment
  • Prescripton Cost
  • Behavior


Food Insecurity

10.5% of US households and 35 million Americans experience food insecurity. Those who face food insecurity also face increased risk of chronic disease, negative health outcomes and health disparities.

Targeted Population(s)

  • Individuals with Chronic Conditions
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Members with Medicaid
  • Students 18–24

Issues to Address

  • Food Deserts
  • Transportation
  • Nutrition Literacy
  • Dietary Quality
    • Cost of Nutritionally Adequate Whole Foods
    • Ease of Preparation


  • Start-up businesses that are less than five years old (including those not yet operational) and early-stage growth businesses may apply.
  • Growth companies that are older than five years may apply if they are developing growth through a new product or new service.
  • Must be 21 or older to apply.
  • Open globally to anyone able to obtain US Visa.
  • Must own the intellectual property or the rights to the intellectual property on which the idea/company is based.
  • Cannot be currently working with another national insurer.
  • Government employees must comply with all agency requirements involving any actual or potential conflicts of interest.

See full Terms and Conditions below


Challenge Announcement
January 12, 2021
Registration Opens
January 12, 2021
Registration Closes
February 26, 2021
Judging Starts
March 8, 2021
Judging Ends
March 17, 2021
Live Virtual Event/Announcement
April 27, 2021


Funding Prize
Anthem Digital
Resident Invitation
Path to Market
w/ Anthem