Public health is often overlooked with all of the buzz around digital health apps. But from a clinical perspective public health is actually the foundation of an effective precision medicine business model. The lack of attention, and therefore investment, in public health technology has resulted in wasted innovation.
Vanessa Mason and Marquesa Finch of P2Health are two public health professionals who have leveraged their healthcare and business experience to create a fund focused on accelerating the growth of public health technology. I had the good fortune of being invited to speak at P2Health’s panel on social determinants of health, and found myself excited by the energy they are bringing to the intersection of public health and Silicon Valley capital.