Surmounting Obstacles for Low-Income and Vulnerable Populations Everyday Using Health Technology
UCSF S.O.L.V.E. Health Tech

We are the first health equity incubation partner dedicated to adapting health technology for Medicaid and other vulnerable populations.

Medicaid patients represent a large portion of health expenditures but are often unable to access health technology. At UCSF S.O.L.V.E. Health Tech, we want digital health products to reach more than just the tech-enabled.

Our mission is to bridge public health expertise with companies developing health technology to create and adapt products that truly reach diverse populations. This will ultimately improve the overall user experience, making digital health platforms easier for all patients to use.

S.O.L.V.E. Health Tech is embedded within UCSF, but our solutions are far-reaching. We have investigated usability challenges of mobile health applications to facilitate development and adaptation of apps for diverse patients, assessed readiness and willingness to use patient portals in a safety-net care setting, and partnered with companies like Omada Health to translate their products to underserved populations

We are dedicated to improving health technology so that it empowers the people and health systems who need it most. 


With access to health care disrupted due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we at S.O.L.V.E Health Tech are doubling down on our efforts to prevent widening health disparities. We’re expanding and accelerating our work to ensure technology reaches diverse and low-income patients, including publishing on best practices for equitable telehealth approaches for chronic disease management, developing telemedicine resources for diverse patients and safety-net health systems, and partnering with the Center for Care Innovations (CCI) to support technology pilots in safety-net hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and community health clinics.