As our newsletter readers know, Let’s Rethink This and three other team members comprising Patient Orator, Seva Exchange and Audacity Therapeutics threw their hat in the ring on July 8. Several days later, the VA announced that there are 1,370 others in the competition. Whoa! Only 40 of these contestants will participate in the grand prizes.
Will LRT make the cut?
That will be up to a multidisciplinary judging panel of over 300 members whose expertise range from product development to venture capital and technology firms to mental health research in academia and Veteran service experience at community-based organizations and VSO’s (Veteran Service Organizations).
Here’s how the VA describes it:
“Each eligible solution will be assessed by a mental health care professional or suicide prevention coordinator, a Veteran or a family member of a Veteran, and a technical reviewer with relevant expertise in the submission focus area.”
What to Expect
When the finalists are announced in mid or late August, we promise to put out a special newsletter with those details and what this will mean for LRT and its team members – win, lose or draw.