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2022 Healthcare Hero: Nest Collaborative

Winner Category: Advancement in Healthcare - Innovation Top Executives: Judith Nowlin, CEO • Amanda Gorman, Founder & Chief Clinical Officer Return to honoree page
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Nest Collaborative provides an innovative model of virtual breastfeeding support for families by partnering directly with healthcare providers, hospitals and insurance payers.

Nest’s preventive and collaborative approach to lactation care gives access to more than 75 lactation experts for prenatal and postpartum support and beyond.

Why is Nest Collaborative a Health Care Hero?

Nest Collaborative is directly addressing the country’s suboptimal breastfeeding rates by collaborating with our patients and primary care teams to provide the continuity of care needed to meet patients’ feeding goals.

Our team works on behalf of families to ensure insurance coverage for Nest’s preventive services and access to evidence-based and culturally competent support is equitably available for all families who choose to breastfeed.

What are some major challenges the
organization has had to overcome?

Innovation in health care can be difficult to introduce, particularly when it requires growth-funding, provider behavior change and payer reimbursement.

Nest has committed to upholding clinically relevant and evidence-based implementation of its service, while simultaneously tackling these challenges with patient and unwavering persistence.

What’s the organization’s next major goal?

Having just closed on Series A funding, Nest will continue to expand its partnerships with health systems and employers across the country, continuing to improve both maternal-child health outcomes utilizing technology to aid in ease and efficiency for patients, providers and more.

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