SBIR-STTR-Success: Prevail Health
Although repercussions from an overall lack of mental health care are making headlines every day, it is still extremely expensive for a patient to get the care they need, and many health insurance companies simply will not pay for it. From PTSD in our veterans, to anxiety and depression in our adolescents, mental health disorders affect every single generation.
With the help of the NSF SBIR program, Prevail Health is bringing care right to patients’ fingertips at the exact time they need it. The company’s adaptive, digital behavioral health treatment platform provides online care tailored to each individual’s unique clinical and demographic needs. The program addresses disorders that can be treated with evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy, from depression and anxiety, to PTSD and substance abuse, post-partum depression and weight management.
An NSF SBIR grant jumpstarted the technology, after it was reported that approximately a third of all soldiers returning from deployment suffer from a mental health disorder and our military health system is limited in labor and funds. While originally developed to address this issue, Prevail now offers a number of personalized digital programs to build mental resilience with a combination of peer coaching, online communities and interactive training in a game-like environment. Users are offered the opportunity for either an immediate, anonymous chat or an online quiz through the company’s website; the assessment helps to select a dynamic program that is individually tailored.
In addition to its general population programs accessible at iPrevail.com Prevail Health also recently partnered with a large U.S. Payor to develop a pilot program for their Medicare population.