Face It TOGETHER taps Welkin Health to transform addiction care

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Sioux Falls, SD-based nonprofit Face It TOGETHER and Welkin Health have teamed-up to improve the care and management of drug and alcohol addiction. The partners will apply evidence-based digital support tools to recovery coaching with the goal of improving outcomes and reducing costs so that more people suffering from addiction can get well and stay well.

Initially, the collaboration will focus at Face It TOGETHER’S headquarters in Sioux Falls and the organization’s newest affiliate, Hope for New Hampshire Recovery, in Manchester, New Hampshire. Expansions to North Dakota and Minnesota are expected later this year.

“With this partnership, we will be able to offer people battling addiction constant support and encouragement in real-time, whenever they need it, wherever they are,” Gideon Wald, Co-Founder and CTO of Welkin Health, said in a statement. “Our software is configurable and adaptable to meet individual user needs.”

Face It TOGETHER is a nationally focused nonprofit with a mission to get drug and alcohol addiction sufferers well. Their data-driven work marries social mission with entrepreneurship, providing a range of tools to healthcare, payors and employers for addiction population health management.

“For the last five years we’ve been designing real solutions for individuals, communities and organizations looking for fundamentally new ways of dealing with addiction,” David Whitesock, Chief Data Officer of Face It TOGETHER, said in a statement. “Now we’re excited to partner with Welkin Health to advance digital, data and population health solutions for this costly and devastating disease.”

According to CrunchBase, Welkin Health has raised at least $2 million to date, including a seed round in July 2015.