Vulnerable populations

Tiyatien Health is a Changemaker


Tiyatien Health, a winner in the Rethinking Mental Health competition, is treating the effects of decades of brutal war in Liberia by training non-doctor health workers and clinicians to work directly with citizens of one of the poorest countries on Earth. The founders are survivors of Liberia's civil war and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Tiyatien Health trained the first non-physicians to administer anti-retroviral therapy in Liberia,and provided the first-ever HIV/AIDS treatments in southeastern Liberia, the poorest corner of the country. Now it is expanding beyond providing public HIV/AIDS treatment to rural communities by working to reverse decades of untreated depression and epilepsy.


nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Reinserciona is a link between companies and people in social exclusion using formation and an employment webpage.

Inside people in social exclusion, Reinserciona identifies inmigrants/refugees, disabled people and prisoners.

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Finalist Spotlight: Noora Health

Noora Health trains patients and their families with high-impact health skills to improve outcomes and save lives. Noora Health and Boehringer Ingelheim are working together to combine their knowledge about a particular chronic disease to increase education on how to care for patients suffering from this incurable disease.

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ALINHA is a platform that focuses on accelerating sewing workshops (in the offline setting) and is a marketplace (in the online setting). The accelerated workshops, and which are within the minimal ideal conditions, receive an increase in their market visibility and can be found by new costumers.

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Finalist Spotlight: Community Veterinary Outreach (CVO)

Twenty-five percent of homeless people keep pets to fulfill the basic human need for companionship—and many put the needs of their pet(s) above their own health. Community Veterinary Outreach (CVO) leverages the connections between homeless people and their pets to provide access to healthcare for both. Founded in Canada in 2003, CVO is exploring the potential to expand this model across the United States with the help of Boehringer Ingelheim. 

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Integrity Labs

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Integrity Labs empowers communities and organizations who seek justice by providing vital Digital Investigation services. Founded in the belief that justice should be available to all, and not simply those who can afford the cost of skilled lawyers and investigators.

Satisfeito Project

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Participating restaurants are encourage to adopt techniques to reduce food waste and offer dishes that engage customers to consume consciously, the so-called "Satisfeito Dishes ". Those dishes prevent the food waste and restaurant saves money. Part of the sales can be donated to fight child hunger.