U.S. Airforce Awards $1.5M Contract to NeuroFlow to Increase Mental Healthcare Access

U.S. Airforce Awards $1.5M Contract to NeuroFlow to Increase Mental Healthcare Access
U.S. Airforce Awards $1.5M Contract to NeuroFlow to Increase Mental Healthcare Access
Senior Airman Mario Fajardo stands guard while on duty Jan. 25 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. 355th Security Force squadron is responsible for the worldwide force protection and security of seven flying squadrons and 4,400 tactical and stored aircraft on Davis-Monthan AFB worth more than 32.3 billion dollars. Airman Fajardo is with the 355th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Melissa Copeland)

What You Should Know:

– The U.S. Air Force has awarded NueroFlow a $1.5M
contract to leverage its digital integrated behavioral health solutions that
will help counselors manage symptoms — like trauma, depression, anxiety — of
Airmen remotely and in real-time.  using
journals and self-reported data insights.

– The technology will support Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) in an effort to digitally enhance and reinforce the mental health of service members. It will also involve the ‘risk stratification’ of patients who are high-risk for self-harm.

NeuroFlow,
the leading provider of digitally integrated behavioral health
solutions, has secured a $1.5M contract with the United States Air Force to
expand its platform to multiple sites, enhancing and scaling care delivered by
administrators and medical personnel.

Empowering Airmen to Manage Their Mental Health

After a record suicide rate in 2019, the U.S. Air Force is turning
to tech for answers. The partnership spans across multiple major commands
empowering airmen to manage their own mental health and build resilience for
peak performance. The technology will help administrators monitor the ‘combat
readiness’ of airmen, forming positive routines and creating a streamlined
process for identifying at-risk individuals and adjusting treatment plans in
real-time.

“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,” said NeuroFlow CEO and former Army Captain Chris Molaro. “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.”

 Implementation Timeline

In the coming weeks, NeuroFlow’s technology will be
deployed within a division of the U.S. Space Force, laying the groundwork for
an integrated approach to physical and mental health care. The integrity of the
platform ensures individual privacy and relies on user-generated data to make
informed decisions about care. Within the scope of work, NeuroFlow will
also assess the technology’s long-term ability to lower medical costs and
increase combat readiness.

Relationship Background with NeuroFlow

NeuroFlow began working with AFWERX,a United States
Air Force program with the goal of fostering a culture of innovation within the
service, in late 2019 after being awarded an initial trial contract. After
integrating and validating the behavioral health platform on-site at Peterson
Air Force Base with AFMS clinical specialists, NeuroFlow successfully
won its bid on a more extensive contract to scale the technology.

A heightened awareness around the topic of mental health has
prompted leadership to seek out technology-driven solutions 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,” said Major Judy Cole, 21st Medical Group Mental
Health Flight commander.

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